March 28, 2006


I got my first radiation treatment of 25 today. It took longer than they apparently will most of the time, because x-rays had to be completed to confirm the positioning of the marks they placed on me a week and a half ago. Speaking of marks, I look slightly like a whiteboard marked with a play designed to win a basketball game. If you want to know your role, just ask and I'll tell you which 'X' you are.

I came out of the treatment tired, and after about 15 minutes the nausea hit. I've had worse from medications designed to help me, so I didn't feel this was too big a problem, at least not big enough to stop me from eating regularly, including a sundae from the Daily Scoop up the road a few miles. I was also able to get through my osteopathy treatment, which helps to relieve some of the problems I get day to day, particularly during times like this. Hard lab tables have a high price tag for folks like me.

I timed my Netflix signup just right, so I was able to pop in Serenity a few minutes after I walked in the door, which brings me to now. Coulda been better, but coulda been a lot worse I figure. Five weeks of this is a lot, but I'll do it, and hopefully watch some fun movies and hang out with some friends and family along the way.

Posted by Andy at March 28, 2006 11:15 PM to the Health category


Just checking on you. I hope you feel better. So much going on with everyone. hang in there.

Hugs, Connie

Posted by: Connie Lynn at March 29, 2006 11:23 AM

Good thing no one tried to take your ice cream from you, you might have turned big mean and green!

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Posted by: Mei at March 29, 2006 02:40 PM

Squid SMASH!

Posted by: Andy at March 29, 2006 04:53 PM

glad the 1st round wasnt too bad.. prayers continuing

Posted by: DIV A at March 29, 2006 05:10 PM


We finally have beautiful sunshine, after rain this morning. If my feet didn't cramp, would take a short walk

How well I remember my radiation tx. Think I had 33 in all. I was very lucky, that I could take short walks before and after and no nausea.

Have they given you any med. for nausea? They can to help you feel better.

Keep your spirits high and it will help, with everything.

Hugs, Sara

Posted by: SARA at March 31, 2006 02:31 PM

I do have a med for nausia, but I don't know if it's working. It might be lessening the effect. I have no comparison.

It sure is beautiful outside today. I'm going to do my best to sit outside or at least wander around the yard for a few minutes. Today's session is at 4:45, so I'll have to do it after if I can.

Thanks for your support.

Posted by: Andy at March 31, 2006 03:57 PM
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