Today started out a fairly decent day…went through my radiation appointment, met with Dr. Greenberg who thought my progress was good overall & expected the pain to continue to subside as the radiation continues the final 2+ weeks. I then went to my appointment with Dr. Stone (Chemo doctor) & he also thought my progress was fine.
I was a bit concerned when I asked what the remainder of this process is going to be, he told me that they’ll operate regardless after waiting 4-6 weeks after my current treatments ended in 2 weeks. Then I will have to continue chemo at a reduced dose for 4 months afterwards! I understand why, but I firmly think that this chemo is what’s causing me to be lethargic, etc.
After my chemo I worked for a couple of hours & then headed to visit with Mom at the hospital in Lewisville. She’s doing a bit better & they moved her from her PCU room to a “regular” room (re: ridiculously small!). She still slept most of the afternoon as I worked. I was just there to spend time with her & be with her as she needed.
When I got home, I was incredibly exhausted. It’s the 2nd day that I had spent with Mom that I really hadn’t gotten much rest. I think it’s catching up to me. Hopefully tomorrow will be her last day in the hospital & then I can get back to my usual routine with more rest.
A friend from church made dinner for us & dropped it off around 6:30 p.m. Dawnette was helping me rest by rubbing my feet. Sure enough, I dozed off for about an hour & a half. While I appreciate my lovely wife, I awoke to pink painted toe-nails…SOOOO nice of her!
I had the dinner that Amy made for us (VERY good) & then we watched a few more episodes of The Incredible Hulk & then went up to bed.
It’s been a LONG day…but one of the better ones…