Another leg finished today, 30 days of radiation. Every morning before work I schlepped in there, got topless and got beamed. But today was treatment 30/30 and I hugged the nurses goodbye. I must have an infectious cry because they all cried too. They were wonderful - sweet, upbeat, and efficient - and I'll miss them. It's a bittersweet, emotional thing to be done with this exhaustive piece of this exhausting series of treatments. I'll call it step 3 of 4, because I still have 13 Herceptin infusions to go which will take me well into at least the summer. But those are every 3 weeks with supposedly little side effects, most notable being it won't rob me of my hair or anything.
For now, I've graduated from sick person head to little boy hair and I can't wait till it's a bit longer so I'm can ditch these stifling wigs.
I havent really wanted to write lately - about this - because I'm just sick of cancer. I've been dealing with it since age 9 and it's honestly boring to me. Freakish and scary most days mentally, but overall, in terms of talking about it and sharing? Boring. I do have further thoughts semi related to that, along with another announcement for my next post but for now, I'll just finish off with a mirror selfie of me in a stylish little johnny, on my last day of radiation. Sayonara to step 3.
Mary Ellen Aldrich
1/15/2017 12:37:01 pm
👏👏👏 3 Cheers to the end of radiation ❣❣ Can't wait to see the "new hair" look👍
1/16/2017 09:25:35 am
Hooray!!! So happy to see this. Thank you for sharing photos and milestones and writing about your thoughts and experiences like this.
1/16/2017 02:51:00 pm
Thanks Kelly! Hope the recon process is going well...keep me posted on that. Awesome to hear from you :)
1/16/2017 02:51:18 pm
Thanks Aunt ME!
1/19/2017 06:53:40 pm
You're ahead of me with rads. I just finished 4 of 25. I'm so happy for you! I'm getting ready to debut my tiny pixie cut soon, too.
1/20/2017 11:06:56 am
Pam, I hope it all goes very fast! Overall it flew for me (though at times seemed the opposite). Hope you have great techs and few skin effects. And yay for tiny pixie 'do!
Leave a Reply.