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Radiation grind

Posted Aug 10 2009 4:32pm
Just been doing the grind lately: chemo on mondays, radiation monday - friday. Radiation is definitely annoying because I have to plan my day around whatever time I have to be there for the day. I don't really have a set schedule at the moment, so each day I ask what's available and show up then. It only takes 20 minutes, but it's 20 minutes to drive there. They only offer it M-F until 4:30pm as well, so I don't know what people do who have a life to work around... what if people still want to work? Not that this applies to me at all, where I concern myself around whether or not it's warm enough to go to the lake and what to make for lunch. At least I get to socialize a little more during the day (usually I am alone during the day because everyone else is at work) at radiation- I have the same 3 techs every time. One girl is super cool- she is my age and is married to a musician. She listens to the same music as me and always changes the pop-music which is playing on the ipod when I come in to her special mix. It makes the whole process just a little easier...

Chemo isn't so bad. It sucks to have to be back in the Infusion ward. I was so excited to leave that place. I even have the same nurse as before. Luckily, I don't have all the side effects this time- radiation caused much more nausea and fatigue than chemo last week. All I have now is that good ole' metallic taste that I missed so much...

Other than that not much is going on. I went to another funk show last night which was pretty awesome. I wore my long rainbow-colored striped socks with my red wig. I looked like I shoulda been in a Skittles advertisement. Anyways, this is the first time I've worn my wig in awhile. I finally have just enough hair to not wear anything- no scarf, no wig. Last week we had this record-breaking heatwave- 103 deg high- so I got used to going scarfless. It's kinda nice because my hair is really soft and my head stays cool. I never thought for the life of me that I would be sporting a supershort pixie cut.

That's it for sister comes next week to visit so I can't wait for that!
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