Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010

I need to apologize for a somewhat somber post a couple of days ago, just had a moment of 'reality' -- I think when someone is given a diagnosis of cancer so many emotions go through your mind that it takes awhile for the truth to sink in.  After talking to my radiology oncologist, I felt a lot better.  She herself has had cancer and that made me realize she really knows what this is all about from personal experience.  So, today, while still very tired, I emotionally feel better.  Plus I'm sitting here squeezing Bart the Farting Hippo while Rich is trying to make me a smoothie. 

There really isn't much to report at this point.  Radiation is moving along, I've gotten the series down pat -- my favorite part is seeing the radiologists coming around the corner because then I know I can stretch out and move. Does not take long really, maybe 15-30 minutes depending on them matching all the dots and lines and tats with the machine's dots and lines and then they radiate all around about 10-12 zaps in each quadrant area - I think 6-8 quadrants.  I keep losing count because I'm counting the zaps.   Then I get anxious for the last one to finish and forget to count.  lol.   Tomorrow is the last rad treatment for week 2 and I am looking forward to two days 'off' so to speak.  Thanks everyone for your support, love, prayers and thoughts.  I will be wearing my Jersey Girl pink hat courtesy of Pam and Andy for each session from now's to give Harvey a little anxiety and a visual that I mean business!  There was a joke out awhile back that pertained to the devil but I'm replacing that with Harvey's name.  It said something like "be such a person that when you wake up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, Harvey screeches 'holy crap, she's up!"   Be well, Marilyne


  1. Hey, Harvey, don't you mess with Jersey Girls, we'll hurt you!!! Zap, zap zap and good riddance!!! Love & Hugs

  2. Mom, don't ever worry about being somber or having any other emotions. You would not be human if you did not experience these feelings. Do not appologize for this. This is a journey, a journey with a rollercoaster. Just remember you are not riding it alone, we are all here with you. Cry, laugh, get angry...we will all do this with you. Luv always...wen

  3. Well said G. Thank you. My Jersey friends have been there for a long time, never faltering evern through all these years. What a wonderful testament to friendship.

    Thank you Wen for your encouragement and always supporting me, long before this diagnosis. You are a fabulous Daughter. Love, Mom