Today was my eleventh complete radiation treatment. So I’ve finished one-third of my 33 treatments! Gotta love those milestones.
I say “complete” treatments because last week the radiation machine stopped working before I was half way through my treatment. The doctor has not yet told me if I will need another full treatment, partial treatment, or no additional treatment due to the machine breakdown. So for now I’m being conservative in my treatment count.
I must say that I am getting along much better with my mask these days. With soft piano music playing and visualizing that I’m at the beach, I’m able to get through the treatments without medication or anxiety attacks. Thank the Lord.
About my only complaint is that I have dry mouth during the night and when I wake up in the morning. I’ve been rinsing with Biotene and that seems to help. Once I eat breakfast and get something to drink, I’ve not experienced the dry mouth during the day.
I’m still eating solid foods and swallowing just fine. This has allowed me to maintain my weight, which is one of my goals. Speaking of food, Lois, Mary’s Mom, fixed “sloppy Joe’s” for dinner tonight and they were very good (and filling).
Thanks for your prayers!