Tag Archives: Radiation

1st Radiation Treatment

June 25, 2018 Today was it. The first day of radiation. The first day of a major hurdle in my treatment. I spent some time Saturday catching up with a friend from elementary and high school down at Pike Market … Continue reading

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Radiation Dry Run

June 22, 2018 I had the radiation dry run this morning. One of the things that came out of the conversation with the nurse before I went in is how forthright the Radiation Oncologist (RO) is with her patients. I … Continue reading

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6 Weeks Post-Op / 10 Weeks Post Chemo

June 22, 2018 Another busy week. The Radiation Oncologist (RO) last week suggested that I go back to work for a while because radiation fatigue wouldn’t be noticeable for about a month. So… I did. I’m not mentally ready to … Continue reading

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5 Weeks Post-Op / 9 Weeks Post-Chemo

June 15, 2018 What a week! My sister and her friend flew in on Tuesday, I had 2 sessions of radiation planning, a dental cleaning appointment and an Occupational Therapy (OT) appointment. In between, there were errands to run, shopping … Continue reading

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Radiation Planning – Take 2

June 14, 2018 The new PET Scan is scheduled for the end of the month – that was the 1st opening. The Radiation Oncologist wants to see what’s going on with my deeper lymph nodes. I’d like to know this, too. … Continue reading

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Radiation Planning – Take 1

June 13, 2018 I had an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist today. I will be doing the daily radiation treatments at another facility other than the hospital downtown. This is something of a relief – traffic will be a little … Continue reading

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Dear Every Cancer Patient…

There is an arrogance that comes with being the one who went to understand how to treat disease, particularly cancer. Or there’s the failure of fallibility that comes with going to school for 12+ years to be a doctor.  I see this arrogance in some of my own healthcare professionals. I think I notice it more in oncology than I did with my orthopedic surgeons or my internists. Not that they were without their moments. Continue reading

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