I don’t know where to begin tonight’s missive. It’s been a long and varied day. So I suppose I’ll begin at the beginning. After arriving home late last night I was exhausted and slept through the 5am alarm. When I finally came to it was time for Chuck to take his shower and get ready for work, I jumped in after he was finished and showered as quickly as humanly possible. Today was my final run through before my radiation treatments begin next week and in order to keep Chuck from losing more hours I rode into the city with him when he went to work. He dropped me off at mom’s where I hung out until dad and I went out for coffee.
After coffee dad drove me to meet Chuck at his office. I was an hour early and it was a gorgeous spring day so I took a walk along the parkway and took photos. It was nice to take a walk by myself and drink in all the city’s beauty for an hour. I’m going to use the photos for a Weekly Winners post on Sunday so check back then for a photo tour of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
I met Chuck in the lobby of his building at 1pm and headed over to Cooper for my final run through before radiation treatments start next week. It was a long claustrophobic experience. I was on the table for what seemed like forever but was actually about 90 minutes. Because the mask/mold is over my face they don’t have to make any marks on my skin, they are all on the mask/mold. Dr. Hughes and her team of technicians are so good and they did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and calm. They tell me the treatments will only last 15 minutes on a daily basis. This is just the set up and plotting/planning phase. I was so much calmer this time around. I’ve been so fortunate to have some really great doctors at Cooper. I’m so glad I chose not to stick things out with the first Oncologist. Dr. Hughes is by far and away a better, more compassionate, competent doctor then the first guy.
After the final run through was over we stopped in the Oasis to eat something then headed back to Philly to pick up Chuck’s tux for Natalie’s wedding. I’m exhausted but I think it’s been good to have so much surrounding these last days before my treatments start. I can’t focus on feeling sorry for myself or being scare for too long because there’s so much to be done. And with that said I’m going to lay my sleepy head down.
Thank you so for stopping by to read and comment every day. I love you all.
With great love and much affection,
~ Carol Anne