This week the radiation oncologist will finalize my radiation plan, and on Friday, February 5th I’ll go for my “trial run”. This is where they get the machine lined up and I’ll get my permanent markings which is how they make sure the machine is in the right place each time.
I will have 34 treatments (not 35 as I thought). It will be just at 7 weeks, Monday through Friday.
I’m told that my first radiation treatment will be on Monday, February 8. I don’t have the time yet. My daily radiation treatment will be at the same time each day, and I’ll choose my time based one what is available when I go in this Friday.
Starting on February 8th, puts me finishing on Maundy Thursday…the day before Good Friday! What a good Friday that will be for me! It’s such a sweet “kiss from Heaven” that the Lord scheduled it that way.
The most common side effects are fatigue and burning of the skin. I already struggle with fatigue, especially in the late afternoons/evenings, so I will probably have to go to bed even earlier. Even though I’m five months out from chemo, I find I still need much more sleep these days. My body is still recovering from chemo and two surgeries.
I appreciate your prayers as I enter this final phase of treatment!
Here are my prayers:
~Many “divine appointments” at my radiation appointments….that I would get to know some of the other ladies in the waiting room who I will see every day
~That the side effects are minimal
~That the Lord helps me keep my eyes focused on Him
To close, a bit of encouragement, for whatever circumstances you are going through today. “God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day!” (Louie Giglio)