Friday, January 27, 2012
5 down, 26 to go and Raleigh RV Show
I know my life isn't very interesting these days, but it's life -- life happens no matter where we are or what we are doing! That's just the way it is.
I started daily radiation on Monday. Following Monday's and Tuesday's sessions, I had a headache, along with nausea. I had been told fatigue was the most likely side effect, so I was very surprised when shortly after my first session, I experienced a headache and felt nauseated. It was so bad on Wednesday morning I was ready to call it quits. I do not consider myself a wimp but certainly felt like one. However, by the time of my appointment on Wednesday, I felt better. I asked the technicians why I would have a headache and nausea. They felt it was because of holding my breath. Because of where the tumor was, I take deep breaths and hold it for several seconds during the sessions, in an effort to separate my heart from the chest wall as much as possible. On Monday and Tuesday, not only did I hold my breath for the procedure but for pics as well, so that meant I was holding my breath for several seconds a dozen times during each of those two sessions. Plus, it was my first time and I was pretty anxious...my blood pressure was up a little as well. ANYWAY, I have now had 5 sessions with 26 more to go!
Last weekend our daughter visited us and we went to the Raleigh RV Show. It was rainy and cold, so we were thankful it was inside at the Raleigh Convention Center.
There was a lot to see.