Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28, 2010

Hello Everyone.  It's been a little over a week since radiation treatments ended.   While I totally expected to bounce right up a few days later, I am finding recovery to be very slow and for me, annoying.   I wake up, take a shower, have to lay down to recoup from the shower.  Then I walk downstairs and make a little toast and tea and have to recoup from that.  I'm up a lot at night because of the healing of the radiation area - lots of itching and burning.  Finding the sitz baths help the most during the day but are harder to do during the night.  My cohorts on the cancer forum gave me some good suggestions but mostly alert me that this will take time.  Supposedly the recovery period goes quickly -- quickly for me is one or two days.  I think I will need to rethink this and relax and just let my body heal.  Difficult for me but maybe it is God's way of telling me I need to slow down and relax and enjoy my life a little instead of having to always be busy and running here and there.

Just a short update.  Not much to report.  I have a doctor appointment right after labor day and will update then if there is anything to update.  I'm sure, like me, you want to hear that Harvey is toast.  But that won't be for a little while yet.  Meanwhile, Be Well everyone.  Love, Marilyne


  1. Thanks for the update Mar! I hope that you are able to start feeling much better soon. Maybe this would be a good time to just relax and enjoy a few good books for pleasure :)

  2. I like Nelson DeMille and Vince Flynn, want me to send you a few, Flynn is from the twin cities area
    Slow and annoying is good, much better than backwards and depressing. Keep the baby steps coming they lead to Mother Steps and then Giant Steps Love and many hugs

  3. Thank you Anne and Nancy for your support and caring - I will check into those books...

    Tomorrow I will be seeing my oncologist for a post treatment visit at 3 weeks. I'm not sure what they will do except take blood and do an update on symptoms if anything. Will post results tomorrow.