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 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.

We had a GREAT visit with Alissa -- even though I didn't get a picture of her to share -- next time!

We love the wildlife around here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, God bless!


  1. I always like to go to RV shows and see what's out there. Not looking for a new rig but it is still fun to kick the tires.

    I remember you every morning!!

  2. Sorry to hear you didn't feel well this week. Could it be you just came down with some bug coincidentally, or perhaps just nerves over the treatment? Hope it was just temporary.

  3. Sorry your first week was a rough one. My thoughts and best wishes are with you all the way. Pamper yourself a little if you feel you need it. Take a nap. The next few weeks will go by and one day you will walk out of there for the last time and feel a bit lost.

  4. I hope next week will be better! Praying for you.

  5. You are in our prayers that things get better for you. Angela

  6. Our prayers go out in your behalf! Hang in there and let God's medicine do it's work.