I know it has been a bit since i last posted.
Nothing really has been happening. I’ve been working. Working out. And sleeping. A lot. Radiation makes me really tired and i have found that a new bedtime of 9:30 pm is glorious….and also makes me feel like an 80 year old lady.
Today’s radiation treatment (and the next two days) are considered “booster” days. This means that while previously the radiation was focused at all of my tumor and the area around it, including my lymph nodes that look cancerous, the booster treatment is just aimed at the tumor itself. So a smaller area. Basically clean up of the area. The length of treatment is the same (106 seconds) but the field of treatment is smaller. It means we have come to an end.
I cannot believe that i have gone through 26 treatments. It has flown by but also has gone by slowly. I can’t really explain it except to say that life moves quickly (how is it even July?!?!) but sometimes when things are stressful like this, it feels like it is dragging by. This morning i woke up and wished that my diagnosis on May 8th was just a dream (well, nightmare). But that isn’t the case. Instead of being a normal 40 year old with a kid and dogs and a fiancee and a career, i’m a cancer-ass-kicking 40 year old with a kid and dogs and a fiancee and a career. 😉
Also, let me take a second to remind people to get their bums checked! 45 is the age to now get a screening colonoscopy (unless there is a colorectal cancer family history). Don’t wait like i did!!