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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