First Week of Treatment

I have wanted to post all week about my treatments, but it has been a long and tiring week. The first day was difficult and it helped to know that so many of you were praying for me. Monday night I ended up with a bad migraine and nausea, but after resting Tuesday I felt much better before my second treatment. My treatments had been scheduled for 7 pm and I take my chemo capsules an hour before my radiation treatment. The radiation treatments take about 10 minutes and are not painful. The hardest part of radiation is wearing the mask that is bolted to the table so I cannot move my head. I have always been claustrophobic, but through God's peace I have been able to do the treatments without any issues. Thankfully, my labs have been good. I haven't had any bad side effects from my chemo and I really like the Oncology Staff at Johns Hopkins. Next week my treatment time will move to 3:15 pm which will be better for scheduling my labs and follow up appointments. The support we have received from all of you has been such an encouragement. Please know that even though I am not always able to personally respond to every message that your kind words and thoughtfulness help me through the difficult moments. One week down and five to go!