Monthly Archives: March 2008

ONLY SIX MORE TREATMENTS!!!

Talked to Dr. Mundy today, and he told us there were only six more treatments instead of the 11 we thought. HAPPYNEKKIDALMOSTDONEDANCE!!!! Having said that, it looks like I’ve lost only about 12 pounds since the treatments began. That’s really … Continue reading

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Just an aside…

It’d be a hell of a note to make it through radiation treatment and cancer surgery only to die of some cholesterol related problem….. **says she who is blowing through a dozen eggs a week, lots of shredded cheese and … Continue reading

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Eating

Food has gotten to be a real issue around here. Since the radiation treatment began four weeks ago, I’ve lost 10 pounds. Most of that is due to a) the raw sore throat/mouth sores and b) some things just taste … Continue reading

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Week Four – Done

And oh am I glad to see the weekend. We were told that would happen, and yep, it did. Not really anything to report. I did see Dr. Mundy and he’s asked me to stop using the rose hips oil/cream. … Continue reading

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Halfway through and an ENT update

Today marks the official half-way point in my radiation therapy. And OH am I happy. Course, the worst is probably in front of me, but now I can at least say I’m on the downhill side of this treatment. The … Continue reading

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Week Three is Done

And man is my ass dragging. My cheerful disposition is dragging, too. 15 days of radiation and I can tell you that sleeping around the clock has real serious appeal. Of all my current side effects, the tiredness is the … Continue reading

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No update today

I didn’t get to see Dr. Mundy today, so there’s no update there. I can say that the mouth sores and sore throat are really, really here. To the point that tomorrow I’m going to have to talk him into … Continue reading

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SSSSOOOOOOOOOO tired…..

Yep. The side effects of the radiation are definitely coming home to roost. I am absolutely drop dead exhausted. And that’s after sleeping until 11:30 (or is it 10:30?) this morning, and also having a two hour lay down this … Continue reading

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Discovery…

Amazingly, things that you know are supposed to taste like shit are things you have absolutely no problem at all tasting (f/ex my “magic mouthwash” that has lidocaine, nystatin and cherry-flavored liquid benadryl in it) . Things that are supposed … Continue reading

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Week Two – Friday Update

If anyone sees my tastebuds, be sure to wave as they go by. Yeah. Sadly the tastebuds went AWOL yesterday. By last night, it was really obvious when I dipped my chicken strip into some BBQ sauce I’d made last … Continue reading

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