Sunday, August 24, 2008
DAY 88 - Another Day in Paradise
Had my blood test run today to see if my white blood cell count was up enough for my chemo tomorrow. It's 2.8, which is 6/10ths of a point higher than last week when radiation was resumed. Radiation in the morning and chemo in the afternoon. When that's all over, I'll be down to just four radiation treatments.
I have a big canker sore underneath my tongue. My tongue is really raw on the edges, to add to the dry throat. Can't wait for this to all end. Seems like 60 days ago I couldn't wait for it to begin. Now I'm very interested in having it come to a close. Big week. I hope I'm up for it.
The hard part is knowing that the symptoms will increase in the weeks following. The "sunburn" on my neck is starting to peel. Just five more days of radiation, and then my neck can start to heal permanently.
I have been truly impressed by the Olympics and the human stories attached to them--particularly impressed by the Para Olympic stories. These guys seem to be the true heroes, with courage and strength.
Song of the Day: Olympics Theme Song