I'll have radiation every day for the rest of the week, and each week day of next week. I've had 5 treatments so far, and will have 7 more. Then we'll see where things stand. The treatments are targeting what we believe are abnormal mantle cells in my spinal cord. I'm praying that when the cancerous cells are killed, my nerves will heal and I'll regain the use of my legs. I can stand and move about with the walker, but I want full use again!
I bought new sneakers today that will hold some braces they gave me. They help hold up my toes, making it easier to walk. They look funny, but I don't care. Love the shoes--they're cute. Kelly was with me, and we bought her the hiking boots I'd promised her for her birthday. She has the cutest little feet, and the boots look adorable on her. Also got a couple pair of lightweight sweatshirt material capris that just pull on. Much easier for radiation.
Josh took me to the hospital for my treatment this morning, then we met Kelly at Great-Gran's for lunch. Gran is doing well, looked great, and had been busy cleaning. She was concerned about me, but not unreasonably so. I was so happy to see her doing so well.
We drove the truck, which is a bit high for me to get into in my current state. I thought we might need a step stool so that I could climb in, but Josh just picked me up and put me in, no problem. It would be wonderful to be so big and strong!
Those scrubs I'm wearing in the picture (from a few days ago) say, US Government Property, stolen if removed from premises. I don't why, but I thought that was so funny. I look so happy in the picture because I'm talking to Reece on the phone. :o)
Kelly's truck battery gave out while we were out shopping for our shoes. She didn't feel well anyway, and had a miserable afternoon. They did manage to get it home safe and sound (her husband came by to help out). Kel, take care of your cold, rest and relax! I love you.
I watched the kids swim this evening when Ron got home. They are doing great! Reece is a little fish, and Aubrey is not far behind.
Thank you friends and family for your love and prayers. I don't know how I'd manage to get through this again without you. I love you.