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February 15, 2020 - The Fourteenth
Yesterday was February 14th. The day of St. Valentine. It also was my fourteenth radiation treatment.
That marks 14th of 28 treatments. I am halfway there, yay me!! I certainly don’t want to jinx myself, but the first 14 days of radiation has gone smoothly. My skin is looking good, considering the high powered laser beams. My fatigue is present, but manageable. I’m feeling good.
I also have met yet another group of rockstars in the medical field. All of my radiologists have been over the top. They are professional, loving, funny, and very quick. They do their job very well. And, they play great music during treatment. God Bless Them All.
I have to say the breathing and holding your breath during the “beaming” is disconcerting. Holding your breath for 30 seconds seems easy enough. It is until you are laying flat on a hard table and having to do it under duress. But, really, if that is the worst part, what do I have to whine about??!!
I am back at work with vigor. I am blessed with great leadership and a superstar team reporting to me. It is very energizing to be back at work. I am also having fun with the various wigs that I wear in public. It’s fun to keep everyone guessing!
Fourteen. Ironically, fourteen was my number on my softball, basketball, and track jerseys all through high school. I always considered it my lucky “14”. I’m not sure how lucky I was when I missed those easy layups, but I certainly felt it when I sunk a “nothing but net” shot from outside the paint.
Fourteen. Considering everywhere this journey has taken me, it feels right to mark the day with fourteen down, and fourteen to go!