August 16, 2018
Today was my last “regular” radiation treatment. Starting tomorrow, I will be starting a week of boost. This is a milestone of sorts. Not quite done yet, though.
I’m happy to be 5 days out from finally being done with daily radiation treatments, the burns and the chemo. More the chemo than the rest of it. The burns aren’t that bad, although I’m told they will get worse over the next couple of weeks. The reactions to the chemo have gotten progressively worse over the course of treatment. My body’s had enough and I’ve had enough of the side effects, too.
When radiation’s done I’ll be happy to get those couple of productive hours of my schedule back rather than wasting them on commuting either to and from radiation or to and from the office later in the morning. It really is hard when you have anywhere from 3-6 productive hours in a day and they’re wasted sitting in traffic behind people who have nowhere to be.
It will be interesting to see how the boost plan differs from the regular plans. It will treat much smaller and more targeted areas than the “regular” plans. I’ll get a higher dose of the radiation to those areas than I have been for the past 6 weeks.