Wednesday, July 9, 2008

DAY 42 - Another Day in Paradise

Second day of radiation.Very tired today - partly for staying up late working on the blog of the decade yesterday. Had lots of pills to take today..I don't like to take pills, so this will be interesting. The two days post each chemo you need to take up to 5 kinds of pills that tell your receptors : "You don't want to puke - so don't even think about it."

Noticed impaired spelling, typing skills, equilibrium, off - drifted off once or twice - couldn't keep my train of thought. I understand this will clear up soon.

Got through the work day - ends at 2 pm and headed around the freeway fix to the 2nd radiation treatment. Some loss of time but made it early...took me right in.

They all knew my name - asked me for my tunes and went right to work. Got all clamped down and I was out before we were half-way through the first set.

2 more sets of medicine when I got home....heavy duty floss and brush session and then a fluoride gel in custom made teeth covers to stay on for 10 min plus. Then the special mouth wash has to stay after spittting for 2-3 hours. Apparently, the biggest worry now is mouth and gum infections.

Song of the Day: Il Divo : Without you


  1. Great job with the blog. Beautiful family and terrific support system. We're pulling for you. Take it one day at a time and don't push yourself. Get some Scandishakes. Even 3 a day will give 1800 calories. You'll need them to keep on the weight. Seriously! Make a big batch of baking soda and salt to rinse your mouth several times a day.

    Good luck,

    Nancy & Al in Texas

  2. You are an inspiration to everyone around you. The blog keeps us connected to you ... thank you!