Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to create it so that all the people close to me can check in to see what happening in my treatment, and how I'm doing. This doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please feel free to call, email, text any time. But I apologize if I don't always get back to you. This new cancer journey of mine is a full time job, and I'm doing the best that I can. Please know that your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me...keep them coming! Thank you for all your help and support takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SRS Update

Yesterday was a very long and anxiety inducing day. Getting the halo attached to my head was so traumatic. I really didn't know what lay ahead, but I'm not sure that would have helped! The halo weighed about 5 lbs, and was screwed into my head with 4 screws. Then I had a CT scan for them to plan the radiation treatment. After that, I had 8 uncomfortable hours to wait for the treatment, with that thing on my head. Thank you to Dana, Alissa, Natasha and Astrid for stopping by, to see me at my worst! It really helped to pass the time and to cheer me up. Most of all, I am so grateful that Wendy could make the trip from NC to be with me. She held my hand every step of the way. I can only imagine how difficult is was for Mark to watch me go through all that...I love you hon. As scary as this process was, I feel fortunate to have been able to get it here at Sunnybrook. This advanced technology wasn't available in Canada even 4 years ago. I woke up after 12 hours sleep feeling pretty good. But I tired out very quickly, and had a bit of a headache. Surprisingly, the screws only left very small spots on my head, one over each eye, and I didn't have the swelling I thought I would. Im just glad it's all over! The radiation will continue to attack the tumor over the next few months. I'll do an MRI in 2 months to see how it's working. It will work!! My hopes for this fall are to get active and strong again. We had a great summer, but traveling, kids schedules and chemo left little time for me. So I'm hoping to get back into yoga, and anything else I can to get Strong. Love and blessings :-))

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