Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010

This morning we all got up pretty early (6:30) to get ready for what we were told was going to be a long morning in radiology.  It didn't take very long at all and we were out of there in about 45 minutes.  The procedure they did today was to fit mom's head with yet another mask to keep her head perfectly still during the ten treatments of radiation to the brain.  The machine mapped its course today during a couple of "dry" runs and we were out of there.  The procedures begin this coming Tuesday.

During these procedures we do not anticipate may side affects.  The hair that has been slowly regrowing will probably pack up and go on vacation again.  They tend to not like radioactive environments but it should grow back once the "landscape" is clear of radiation.  Mom will have a little skin irritation or burning but should not be anywhere near what she went through for her neck.

As today is the last day of summer, 2010, taking a look back over the past couple of months is tiring.  There have been so many ups and downs that it is hard to track all of it.  Still, she made it through what seems to be the hardest part.

So we will keep you posted on the procedures next week.  

1 comment:

terri said...

I love you mom, think of you every day, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Don't give up the fight.