Monthly Archives: October 2011

All over but the shouting

Yesterday I climbed on the ‘couch’ for my last boost treatment; sucker that I am for relentless self documentation and this being my last chance ever*, here’s what it looked like: PG version, of course -wouldn’t want to frighten the … Continue reading

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Five more days

You can stick a fork in me, I’ll be done! I’ll start the last week of my boost sessions tomorrow – these are a slightly different set up, targeting the tumor bed only and using electrons rather than protons. Because … Continue reading

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Two more weeks

Two more weeks to burn, and I’ll be done, I’ll be well done – they’re squeezing my ‘boost’ sessions into 9 days, so I’ll be finishing up on the 28th instead of on Halloween. Dunno if that’s better or worse, … Continue reading

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Patient Fatigue

This is akin to ‘donor fatigue’, rather than radiation fatigue: I’m burnt out on the whole “cancer patient” gig. It’s not even the daily doses of radiation, or the trips to Physical Therapy, or any of that – though that’s in … Continue reading

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Strangled with Her Own Pink Ribbons

October is on us. The Month of Pink Ribbons Everywhere. Heaven help us, every one. I’ve never been that fond of pink, and by now I’ve developed an absolute allergy to it. There’s a lot I could say about the … Continue reading

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Halfway mark

After today’s E-Z bake session, I’ll be halfway through the burn – and pray ye lares and penates that will be the last of it for me for all time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saksKorZEoc This is what ‘halfway’ looks like on me. ‘war … Continue reading

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Hair raising tales

It’s just over 40 days since the last chemo, and I’ve begun to  sprout pinfeathers – it’s a start. It’s not a full head of hair yet, by any means:  the regrowth is sparse, mottled, and patchy so far; a … Continue reading

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