Friday, September 7, 2012

The Last One

Well, It really was the last one, and Jim of course wanted to bring my mask on home.  My gut feeling is to burn it.  I don't want to keep it around forever, but my dear husband has friends that will dearly love to really get some good looks at it, with Jim to explain where the first markings were, and where they did the 2nd and 3rd boosts.

I am just very, very thankful, that this mask sitting here in my hallway means I really have finished the last radiation treatment.

I feel weepy, exhausted, relieved, unbelieving.  I feel like would like to sleep for two weeks. 
After that week in the hospital with no radiation, I was already starting to think I felt changes for the better in radiation side-effects.  I'm hoping I can tell a difference with all the steroids and extra meds they are giving me for chemo during that week.

I truly hope that this is the hardest thing physically I ever have to do in my life.  
And even if as they say, really, I'm only half done, surely the half going up, the recovery part, will be more encouraging.  

I think I'll celebrate by having a nap.


Brenda said...

I am so happy for you!!!

John and Sandy Linder said...

Nap on!

Anita said...

Yay yay yay!!!
so glad you could say good-bye to the radiation mask!!
All the best!!! xo

Renee said...

I hope your nap was the sweetest one you have ever had. What a feeling to know that part is behind you. I am so thankful for you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your sweet spirit. Our days have been enriched with sweet fellowship at a very special place, close to where you live.

~ A soft heart might get hurt, but never offended.

~ Love = Time. When we love someone, we are willing to spend time with them.

~ We want to live in a way that is conducive to the spirit of Christ of which, comparing ourselves is not profitable in any way, shape, or form.


The J's said...

I hope for you it is the hardest thing physically you ever have to do, and yay, yay, yay for it being over!! You DID it!
Missed you and thought about you so much these last days!

Ruth said...

That looks like a good thing to toss on the bonfire... toast some marshmallows and make smores to celebrate the end of radiation. Hope every day is a better day. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I, too, hope that is the worst thing physically that you'll ever have to face! The things you've been "enduring" sound awful and it makes me cry for you. I'm so glad, though, that you are being such a great example of taking all of this with such a good attitude and spirit. I don't know you all that well, but following your blog, during this, has made me realize how special you are in sharing your experiences with us, and doing it in such a "matter-of-fact way with some humor added in! It's great that you're as far as you are, and I hope the rest of it will not be as hard as what you've already gone through.
Please know that we care!
Barb K.