I think everyone can stop worrying about my health now. I have just three radiation treatments left, meaning next Wednesday will be my last one. I feel great now that all my chemo side effects have disappeared except for my fingernails. They are growing out healthy but it will take a long time. I also tire easily and I don't have my normal energy and stamina yet, but it'll be months before I don't have any signs of the beating my system took from the drugs.
I've lost 13 pounds and my primary doctor would be thrilled since he's been on my case for years about losing weight. However, my oncologist and the radiation oncologist are horrified and want me to gain. The problem is merely that I don't have much appetite so I don't eat as much, and I'm much more active now. Since I overate before and was overweight, I'm not thinking this is much of a problem. I'm going to have fun getting into a smaller size of jeans.
I have tons of housework and other things to catch up on but I'll do that stuff in small increments as I have the energy. Dave says I'm milking this excuse as long as I can, but then he turns around and tells me not to overdo. Since his Parkinson's symptoms are progressing and he's able to do less, I figure it's high time I get back to housework, etc.
We're learning patience this year as our Binghamton University basketball teams are losing much more than they're winning. The men have a new coach and a young "phenom" they're counting on but he's a freshman. As for the women, I don't know what the problem is but we regular attendees at the games are gluttons for punishment I think. I'm glad we get season tickets since it gives us something else to stew about besides our own problems. Not that I wouldn't prefer a winning season, but as a long-time Cubs fan I'm used to looking on the bright side of a losing season. :-D
I am more grateful than you can possibly understand for the messages of concern from my blogger friends, your prayers, and your thoughts. Together with the help of neighbors and friends here, I've felt surrounded by love as I fought to get and stay well. It hasn't been an easy road this past year but I've come through just fine. I'll know a bit more after I have CT scans next month, but as of now everything looks really good for me to be a cancer survivor for many, many years. Thank you very much, my friends.