I just finished my last round of radiation. I haven't had any side effects so far other than maybe a bit of a tan, so praise God. I'm very, very grateful that I haven't been so sick and have been able to eat. My main complaint at the moment is a pulled muscle in my side. A visit to the chiropractor indicated a rib out of place in my back, but he said the muscle was pulled in front and that would just take time to heal. Thankfully I have access to pain killers and muscle relaxers.
I'll start chemo tomorrow. Two days of two hour long treatments. The drug is Cytoxin. I haven't looked it up but I think it has the potential to be pretty nasty so I would appreciate continued prayers that side effects would be mild.
Thank you all for your love and support. Just in case you didn't notice, I did put my Barnes address on the sidebar. It's quite lengthy, but that should get a note here if you were wanting to send one.
Oh, oh, and one more praise. I have a room with a view! After spending 5 weeks approx. at MU staring at a brick wall, this was an answer to prayer, so I wanted to be sure to share it with you. (The praise...sorry I can't a pic at the moment.) I brought in pictures and stuff from home, and my room is quite comfortable. So far being here has been a great experience. Wish I could have brought my favorite nurses from MU along, though. :-)