Beyond Cancer

True Dat!

So, completed radiation yesterday. I spoke with my radiation technician and asked her if this fatigue is normal and, if so, how long would it last? I added that it is a small price to pay to get rid of the lung cancer, but I just wondered about this. She said that is how we know the radiation is doing what it is supposed to do. She thought the fatigue would be gone in a few weeks. Well, I can handle that!

My husband and I booked a three day vacation before I have my next CT scan at the end of July and the visit with the radiation oncologist after that. We did the same for our anniversary vacation-the vacation is before the October CT scan. I want nothing on my mind when we go for these vacations but having a good time.

So, according to my oncologist, my chances of a return tumor are now 50/50, but if it comes back, there are treatments available. I have decided that the tumor will not return. I just will not stand for it this time. No more cancer. I have things to do and places to go!

In the months since my surgery in October 2018, I have gained weight due to depression and inactivity-through no fault of my own. Because of two surgeries and all the complications and the return of cancer, my activity has been restricted by the doctors. Now, though, I am free to do what I want so it is time to buckle down and get back to life. Of course, weight seems to come on much faster than it comes off!

I had my hair cut into a just above the shoulder bob today. Love it! Saturday I am having it highlighted in a silvery blonde color. Making steps to getting back my perk and confidence. My husband and I are getting out of the house and going unique places in town for little outings. It helps so much to just be doing something different and fun.

LIfe is good right now and I am happy to be on the other side of treatment! Wishing everyone here a good day and thank you for cheering me on during the difficult days. You are the best!


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