Treatment Day 36…

Well, today was the last day.  Had my FINAL radiation treatment this morning.  I was COMPLETELY exhausted & was BARELY able to get up for some reason.  I got a SOLID 6+ hours of sleep last night…pretty sure I was out around 11 p.m. & woke up again at 5 a.m. (30 minutes BEFORE Dawnette’s alarm goes off) for some reason.  That’s 2 days in a row…kinda strange.

Regardless, I went to the radiation treatment & stopped to treat myself to a donut on the way home…also grabbed a kolace & apple fritter for Dawnette for tomorrow morning…I’ll surprise her.  When I got home, I pre-heated the oven & got the ingredients out for making a pumpkin pie.  I had stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home last night from Bowling & picked up the ingredients.  Anyhow, I also got 4 eggs started boiling for egg salad for lunch. I put all the pumpkin pie ingredients together & started the initial 15-minute bake at 425 (anyone know WHY we do this?).  By then the eggs were hard boiled, so I took them out & cooled them before taking off the shells & prepping them for egg-salad.

I went upstairs to ice down & begin working while the pumpkin pies baked.  I could smell them after the first 15 minutes…now to wait till they’re done AND they cool down.  Dawnette prefers hers warm (she’ll nuke it for 10-15 seconds if it’s cold), but I like mine cold with some whipped cream…which means I’ll be waiting until after lunch.  That’s fine…it’s worth the wait!

As I was working, I started to hear someone mowing my front lawn.  I peaked out the window & my neighbor Scott Latta was helping me out…VERY cool!  I was going to see if I was up to it on Saturday, but now I don’t have to, thank God! (we have a LARGE yard!).  I went downstairs & fixed my egg salad & got another ice pack to help relax.  Having already had 4 bowel movements this morning alone, I’m in pain needless to say.  Thankfully, not as much pain as I have been recently after the BM’s.

Having been up all morning, I finally decided to rest in the early afternoon.

As there won’t be a lot going on until my Dr. appointment in 2 weeks, I’m not sure I’ll be posting daily.  Perhaps 2-3 times a week, maybe only once a week.  Depends on what’s going on to be honest.

Pain: 5


One comment

  1. Mrs. Barker says:

    Chris, I have been praying for this surgery all summer after reading that it would be happening sometime at the beginning of your summer activities. Praying that God continues to knit you back together, that surgery goes well and does what its supposed to do and there are no complications. As the Laura Story song called Blessing goes its these unexpected rough places that we really see the hand of God and we experience His blessings. He blesses us so we can bless others. Mrs. B.

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