Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The last radiation treatment

Today (Thursday) marks my last radiation treatment, w00t! Of course, I am writing this all before I hit the hay stack. I hope that preempting the event with this post will not jinx me in any way. Well, my skin is all crispy and I feel like I've swallowed molten lead and fiberglass, but one more isn't going to kill me, right? Right.

I'm going to miss my therapists Derek, Amy, Derrin, and most of all, Debbie--the one who painted my restraining mask like Spidey, and the one who puts AC/DC on the player for me. I'll miss Dr. G as well, but I will be seeing him later on this year. He isn't my main oncologist, but he has been great to me. He has to keep tabs on possible side effects from the radiation, such as secondary tumors. That is the great irony of these things, that they treat the disease but can cause or leave you susceptible to cancer/tumors down the road.

I'm not sure what they have planned for my radiation graduation, but I am sure that it will be cool. I will let you all know how it went down.


Diane Mandy said...

Congrats!!!! What a relief this must be.

Julie Schuler said...


"K" Fingerett said...

Wonderful! I'm glad things are looking up, my dear Mr. Grunt Man ^_^

I might not have been around on here a whole lot- but please believe I've been putting down prayers for you :)



Crystal said...

HUGS x 1,000,000,000,000,000

i am absolutely thrilled for you.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

I am soooo excited for you. :)

The party still continues!!! :D


Photogirl said...

I read your comment on Crystal's page and came directly here to congratulate you!

This round of donkey tears is on me!!

Sun Follower said...

All I can say is....


Jules said...

There really aren't words to describe how I'm feeling about you being done your treatments, Grunty!!! It's been SUCH a long haul for you, sooo difficult, and you've overcome it ALL. I'm SOOO PROUD of you for having the courage and the strength and determination to get through this, and NOW your life begins anew. Way To Go, Sweets... you've done an AWESOME job!!!!!! ((((ENORMOUS SQUISHY HUGS))))

Keshi said...

BRAVO! U did well Grunty. U survived the hardest times of ur life. Im sure u'll tell us good news when u come back. MWAH!


The Grunt said...

Diane~ It is a relief but it really hasn't hit me yet.

Julie~ Thanks!

"K"~ I felt your prayers.

Crystal~ It totally kicks ass!

O-Girl~ So, how was the ice cream?

Celeste~ Donkey tears for everybody!

Sun~ Yay x Infinity!!!

Jules~ Your enormous squishy hugs are perfect.

Keshi~ Thanks! I hope I keep getting good news for the years to come.