I thought I would let you all know how the radiation treatments are going. I have the treatments at 3:40pm every day, just after work. It is very convenient as I work about 10 minutes away and get off of work at 3:30pm. The folks that work there are exceptionally nice. The treatments are going fine. I am usually in and out of the hospital inside of 12 minutes. Not bad if you ask me. My nose is a bit red but not much, it just kind of looks like a sunburn. It doesn't hurt at all. What takes the longest is getting in just the right spot. Once that is accomplished it only takes 30 seconds.
I am very fortunate with everything that has happened regarding this cancer. Not everyone is. I have seen people with little or no hair, people changing into various hospital gowns for their treatment and such. I just walk in with my work clothes and steel toes boots and hop up on the table.
Cindy from Dr. Zic's office at Vanderbilt called the earlier part of the week to say the tissue samples that they analyzed pointed to T-Cell Lymphoma but was still questionable as to if it is in fact cancer or not. She, not realizing I had already started radiation, indicated that Dr. Zic recommended a topical ointment to be applied to the area for 6 months. When I told her about the radiation she said that was even better, that we would see how that goes. I found it odd that she wasn't better informed as to my treatment plan but I was happy to hear the good news.
So I continue with the daily trip and will wind it up on July 31st. I am grateful for:
Insurance to help pay for this expensive treatment
Friends and loved ones on which to lean on
The convenience of my treatment
No pain involved at all
No side effects from treatment
That this cancer, if indeed it is cancer, is very treatable
For no more signs of cancer
The freedom to blog whatever I feel like
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.