July 17, 2008

Day 2 of radiation. We’re on the way. Tomorrow I get my 2nd Faslodex shot. We’re doing a fast-load, to get it into my system quickly and start the preventive measures. PROACTIVE is the name of the game.

The steroid medication has greatly relieved the pain, but has taken a serious toll on the nerves and the mood. But thankfully Dr. McGahan has said I can stop taking them tomorrow. I’m looking forward to sleeping this weekend. I’m sure everyone else is, too. Though up and active, I’ve not accomplished any focused goals. Hard to concentrate when you’ve slept 3 hours. 🙂

What’s helped the most the last few weeks is the support. I still have a precious card on my dresser: ONE MORE STEP, ONE MORE PUSH, ONE MORE PRAYER, ONE MORE VICTORY. It’s been there for 4 1/2 years, and will remain there forever. It’s become a mantra and a belief system. I know you are all encouraging us with those thoughts. Trust me, the last couple of months, while this was invading and getting worse, have relied on those thoughts. Together, we can get through this.

Thank you to all for the kindness, the thoughts, and the prayers. We treasure you all. And I treasure Mike most of all.