Friday, January 23, 2009

Maybe I should stop counting?

I read this quote today and thought maybe I shouldn't focus on how many days I have left of radiation? Maybe I should notice what I accomplished or learned each day?  Here's the quote that triggered this thought...

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end."   ~ Ursula K. Leguin

So today I went to my 3rd treatment, my back is really getting worse so it was an effort to drive, park and be there by 9:20am. The technicians that actually do the radiation are very nice and I got right in and out today. I stopped and talked to one of the ladies who works for Dr. Taylor (can't remember what her actual position and job is) but she mentioned to me that she was working on something that she and I had talked about on Weds. I was thrilled that she had really listened to what I had said about my whole mastectomy experience, and she was trying to get some things changed in that area. I really  hope that they do! For a hospital who is known for their expertise in Breast Cancer treatment, there sure were a lot of things that weren't discussed or taught to you before you go on a tough journey like that. Anyway, she was great and I really enjoyed her spirit.

After meeting with her I went straight to physical therapy. She noticed by my facial expression that I was in pain and we decided to hold, on the gym workout today. She just did the massage and is working hard to get the swollen area under my arm to decrease. I hope it does, because it is still very sore and tender.

Came home and headed to bed for a couple of hours. Then I headed off to Lee's basketball game. I feel bad, that is the first one that I have been to all season. Lee says he understands, but I sure wish things were a bit different so I could be there for him more. He just got asked to dress for the Varsity team tonight, that is a big deal for a sophomore.  So I came home to rest in between games and then we are heading back tonight for that game.  Some of our friends have come to see Lee play and I can't tell them thanks enough for that. Not having family  here is tough, especially for the kids at times, and so I am grateful for those who take time out to support us and especially the kids.

I have 2 days off from radiation and so I am really looking forward to this weekend. Hope you too have a great weekend and remember how much I appreciate  you!

"When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible."       ~ Nido Qubein

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