Day 33 – 6 Radiations and 1 Chemo To Go!

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Day 33 176 lbs

Huge jump today – the last double treatment, but I am going to be honest, today kicked my ass.  Started with an 8 am radiation and went directly to Dr Guthrie’s to get additional saline.  Due to the radiation and chemo treatments my veins are starting to have some issues. Tuesday, during the blood draw, the tech put in the pic and the blood just ran partially into the tube,  the vacuum tube would not even bring it out of the vein.  Then when Kasey went to give me my chemo 2 different veins inflated before she got the third one to work.  The pic did the same ooze on the first two attempts. Today they gave me 1500ccs of saline to keep me in shape until the final chemo Tuesday and that took until about noon.  A quick trip to the bank and pharmacy then a dash back home to wash off my neck dressing before Kat drove me back for my second treatment.  We got home about 4:30 and I immediately feel asleep on the couch with an ice pack around my neck.  When I woke up I found my beautiful wife asleep with me on the couch.  She is one tough little cookie, but sometimes I forget that this is really tougher on her than it is on me.  Working, worrying, trying so damned hard to make my life easier and picking up my slack, she really needed this 2 week vacation.  I could do it without her, but I sure would not want to – she is my rock and my love.

Thant’s it my friends, nothing else left in the tank. I am grateful that I have tomorrow off and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me in the morning.  I am sure that it will be just what I need, if I just take the time to pay attention.  I hope that your Saturday is filled with everything that you need.


LESSON OF THE DAY – “Learn to become still. And to take your attention away from what you don’t want, and all the emotional charge around it, and place your attention on what you wish to experience.”  Michael Beckwith


Author: Don

Hi my name is Don Penny I am a professional woodturner in Jacksonville, FL. I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 3 lymph nodes and the base of the tongue and this is my story of day to day life while fighting cancer.

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