Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 14th

A few good and bad days at the first of the week has led to 3 good days in a row. This has been so nice. The last few days give me hope of being better one day. There are a few things though to get use to. The goods days, you still tire easily. I look around at all the things that I intended to do, need to do, but then if I attempt them and sometimes I do, reality sets in. Fatigue comes easily and the next day you start out wondering what was wrong with your mind for thinking you could do that. I'm not sure if it is that one feels all that good but rather gets a break from feeling that bad.

  Now somewhere at sometime, the body hair began to leave like my head hair did. I'm still not use to being pretty much bald. The body hair doesn't bother me though.  

  Thursday's visit with Dr Rathfoot went exceedingly well. He said that the tumor has shrunk 75%! Then he added that was nothing short of a miracle, and I believe it is. That means no throat surgery! That also means just 2 more mega dose chemo treatments. That also means 6 weeks of radiation. Now Dr Rathfoot is the third time I have been warned about the radiation. Apparently after about 2 weeks the pain will intensify and it will be harder to get through than the chemo. I pray that God will have mercy on me and lessen the pain.

But for now, I enjoy and am so thankful for these good days.