My radiation planning session went well on Monday. I am the new owner of 3 tiny tattoos, which will be used to line the machine up properly for administering the treatment. Thanks to Paula’s advice, I knew enough to wear a black top so any ink that was going to come off wouldn’t ruin a light-colored top.
I was expecting to be called yesterday to come in today for the validation session and then have the first treatment tomorrow. But, that was not to be. The validation session isn’t until Tuesday at 8:15. I called to find out if that means my treatments will also be at 8:15, but I haven’t heard back yet (we seem to be playing telephone tag–or is that voicemail tag?). If they are at 8:15, that should work out OK. I will be late to work, but probably not more than 45 minutes, which I can easily make up by staying later, working at home, or cutting my lunch hour. In fact, I might end up getting to the treatment center plenty early to avoid the traffic. If that’s the case, I’ll be able to work in the waiting room (have laptop, will work). 🙂
I am happy to report that I received a check from my cancer insurance plan yesterday. I think the plan will end up covering most of my expenses not covered by my regular health insurance. That has turned out to be a good investment.
I’ve been using my new gym this week. I really like it. Once I get through these treatment sessions and get back on a regular schedule, I hope to walk for 30 minutes every day, stretch for 30 minutes every day, and do 20-30 minutes of weight training 3 days a week. If you need a good stretching program, I highly recommend “Pure and Simple Stretch”, a video by Karen Voight. It’s quite good.
This weekend, I’m planning on doing some house cleaning and a little work outside. I want to get this done before I start my treatments so that I will just have the absolute essentials to do during that time.
Well, I must go for now. I need to make a batch of salad so I’ll some for tomorrow.
If you haven’t seen the movie “Facing the Giants”, you really should. I won’t tell you about it, but I’ll just close with a line from the final locker room scene: “God chooses to work in our lives because He loves us.”
Please keep praying.