Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Today  was my 25th treatment. I am struggling to lay still now when I get the treatment, because it is stretching and cracking my skin more each time. I did talk to the nurse today to make sure that I will be done by next Friday March 6th, she said yes. I just don't want any surprises. I have 3 treatments left that are going to radiate both areas and then starting next week they just focus solely on the incision site. There are a couple of reasons for that, one because scar tissue is denser than regular skin so they want to make sure they kill any cells that are in that area, two is because that is the area that was opened up and has a higher chance of having cancer return there. I asked approximately how much worse will I get and for how long? She mentioned that I still might get some blistering if my skin continues to react as it has already. She also said that the burning of the skin can continue  up to 7 -10 days after the treatments stop, after that you should see the skin settle down and SLOWLY start to heal after that.

My dear friend took me today, since I am no longer driving and afterwards she brought us lunch. She also made me a Pink Tote with all the pink accessories. So now even though I may not feel good at least I will look good! She is an amazingly talented lady, we have been friends for years and actually were partners in the craft fairs for years together. Then my body started falling apart and I had to quit the business but she is still going strong. Together we are trying to come up with GIFTS FROM THE HEART, for anyone that has been touched by cancer. I really think they can make a difference! I will give you more information as we go along. How blessed I am to have such great friends!

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."    ____Anais Nin

Tonight is Lee's basketball play offs and I want to be there soooo bad. Poor kid, he never hardly has his mom at his games cheering for him.I just haven't had the energy. It is a late game and so I decided to write early today so maybe I can go take a nap and then be rested enough to go to at least part of his game. This sounds awful but I feel tired just thinking about being there and then also I am uncomfortable going anywhere without Sally or Mrs. Doubtfire. Oh well, it is a small sacrifice for me (the mom) to make. I pray that I can come up with the energy tonight to make it.

"Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow"  ~Mary Anne Radmacher

I hope each of you are doing well in your life? I talk about my life so much, please don't think that I don't wonder about you and pray that you have the strength to handle what life is giving you. Take care and thanks again for all your cards, letters, calls, meals, gifts,e-mails and prayers. They make such a difference in our lives!

"True friends... bring out the HERO in us!"   ___Lynn Woodard

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