Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Patience is a virtue

I had to head out early today to make it to my chiropractic appointment and then back to my 6th radiation treatment at 9:50 this morning. I knew something was up when I changed into my gown and walked into the waiting room, it was full! There usually isn't more than a few of us in there at the same time. I asked one girl there what was going on and she explained that one of the two radiation machines was broke and so they were running way behind. I waited about 20 minutes and when they came in for the next person, I asked how much longer I would have to wait ?  They said about 30-40 minutes,I wasn't sure what to do because I had physical therapy at 10:00am and I was already late for that. So I was told to go ahead to P.T. and come back for my radiation treatment after that. I went back to the dressing room, redressed then went to P.T. One hour after that I was back in the waiting room, waiting my turn. I arrived home around 11:45, WOW was I ever tired. I had been told that most of the time you get right in and right out, but it is never consistent, the machines brake down, the nurses want to check your skin to see how it is doing, or the Dr. wants to check in with you. I see now why I will need to bring something to do next time. It seemed like my whole morning was there, but I need to just be patient because I still have a LONG way to go.

Well, it is late and I am beyond tired, I will leave  you with a few quotes and another one of Lauren's beautiful photos. Thanks again for your support.


"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself"

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it"

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