Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just Days

Woo Hoo! I have three more radiation treatments remaining (two on Friday, 6 hours apart). It has not been totally unpleasant an experience. Sure, my chest resembles the outward appearance of a well-boiled lobster, but I know I'm doing the right thing.

I am so thankful to the very kind and helpful people at United Radiation Oncology. Trish is always cheerful, even while dragging an ankle boot around, and even after a grueling physical therapy session the day before.

Vicki and Julie are efficient but fun as they position the big mechanical sun around me, and I'm so thankful for everything they did daily to promote my future health.

And of course, I'm very thankful to Dr. Matar for her meticulous crunching of numbers, her attention to the condition of my skin, and her flexibility in rushing things along so that my family and I could head to Orlando.

I most certainly don't want to repeat radiation therapy, but I do think I will miss this doctor's office. I plan to send a nice thank you.


  1. Glad to know you will be finished with radiation soon! I'm sure it will be a relief to you and all your family!

  2. I can honestly say I know exactly how you feel! How about all the marks that make you look like a tic tac toe board, the different colored dots with clear bandages over them, etc..., etc...? I just saw my people yesterday so my doc could examine me and go over the latest mammogram. All clear for another 6 months!