Thursday, August 9, 2007

Phase 3 - Radiation

Well I figured since we were starting a new phase of treatment, it was time for a new background.

I officially started radiation today. Completely painless, didn't feel a thing. The process took about 15 minutes from start to finish. It takes me longer to drive to the hospital. I'll do that every day Monday-Friday for a total of 33 treatments, UGH! That seems like forever, but I'm sure it will go by fast. I should only experience some skin irritations and fatigue, none of the other symptons I had like with my chemo, thank goodness.

The worst part was the planning they have to do. Yesterday I had a hour and a half session of laying perfectly still on my back, with my arms above my head. That was rather painful after awhile, you get the arm shakes. Reminded me of those damn arm hangs we had to do in high school gym. But it's necessary to make sure they are avoiding all of my major organs and just getting the area they need to.

This will be the last of my major treatments, so that's very exciting. It's nice to finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Our summer has been good. The last few days have been miserably hot. Temps in the high 90's with heat indexes over 105 most days. I'm definetly glad for a nice air conditioned office.

Logan is growing like a weed. He's talking so much, too much some day. And he's just so much fun to hang out with. It's great to see the world through the eyes of a child, and explore new things every day with him. I'm so grateful to get to do that. This whole journey has made me appreciate small things like chasing ants and spiders on the sidewalk, blowing bubbles, running through the sprinkler, making forts out of kitchen chairs and blankets and playing with play-doh. I'm enjoying "being" a kid for awhile. I just can't imagine getting through this without him to keep me going, and Richard of course. He's really been my rock through this whole thing and I couldn't have done it without him either. I love you both all the way around the world and back again.

Hope this finds everyone well, stay tuned for more posting..........


  1. u got this! i love the pic of logan in richards boots on here...he looks like a midget! love you everyday! kiss the log and send richard my love!
    auntie jo

  2. Hi love. Seems like everything is finally going your way. Enjoy while you can. Will see you three soon.
    Love, Grampy

  3. Hi Jeni,

    Really glad to hear things are going so well! We'll pray it keeps up and that the 33 days go extra-fast.

    (Uncle) Ken & (Aunt) Pam

  4. So glad to hear of all your success stories! Those 33 days will fly by, and we'll all be praying the whole time.
    Love you tons,
    Auntie Chris, et al