As I dragged myself from my bed and into the shower just before 6am, I was reminded it was Friday. Friday’s carried on a new meaning as the treatments carried on.
The daily treks were starting to wear on me, but thankfully this was treatment #28. Following today’s treatment I am rewarded with an 8 day break before diving into the final four! Ahhhh how I didn’t think those days would come!
The waiting room is quite different these days. There is Bob and his wife Donna, and generally two others. One who spends most of her time rocking back in forth complaining about the pain and discomfort from the side effects of her treatment, which includes both chemotherapy and radiation simultaneously. While Acromegaly is rare and causes its own host of chronic pains and daily issues, I am fortunate my tumor is benign. As Dr Q, my neurosurgeon pointed out during my first meeting with him, this would be a entirely different path if my tumor was precancerous.
I headed back for my roughly 22 minute treatment feeling more upbeat and positive then I’d felt in a few days. Let’s do this.