Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wake and Bake!

As my sister Joanna has so lovingly dubbed my morning treatments! She’s a riot isn’t she?

As of today I have 15 treatments under my belt, and 18 more to go. Almost halfway. It’s been a relatively uneventful experience so far. My skin is starting to get slightly pinkish, and on occasion itches like a bitch, but really that’s it. The fatigue catches up with me some days, depending on what we’re doing, but even that has been tolerable.

I originally was covered in paint marks and stickers, but last week I got permanent tattoos. Nine of them to be exact. They’re tiny blue marks that help them line me up just right every time. It beats getting paint all over my clothes.

I’m supposed to avoid excess exposure to the sun, which has been hard to do in this weather. The heat has been miserable, so it’s been nicer to stay in the a/c. But I do miss being outside. So we play outside in the front yard in the shade.

We’re taking an extra long weekend this weekend, so I have to do two treatments on Thursday. One in the morning and one in the afternoon, they have to be 6 hours apart. Then I’ll have Friday off, Monday’s a holiday so that’s a freebie anyways. And then I’ll have Tuesday off, and have two treatments again on Wednesday.

We’re heading up to the U.P. We’ll be in Houghton on Friday and Saturday for a wedding of some good friends of ours. Then Sunday we’ll be heading down to Crystal Falls to hang out with family. We’re trying to get together a family shindig together at my grandma’s for Monday, so that will be nice to just hang out and relax.


  1. Can't wait to see all of you. Your positive attitude is contagious, and we have all caught it and need it now more than ever. Thank you for all you have taught me over the past few months.
    Love, Auntie Chris

  2. Glad to hear you had a good weekend!

    Perhaps when the radiation is over, you can turn the tattoos into something a little more fun!!