I finished my last dose of radiation this morning and everything seems to be going well. I am pretty tired, especially this past week, too tired to blog as much as I’d like. I’m told I’ll be back to normal in about 2 weeks, and I’m looking forward to progressively feeling better in the next few days. Radiation has definitely been the easiest for me of the three stages of treatment (chemo, surgery, radiation).
The radiation techs said “congratulations” this morning for being finished. I guess that’s what you say. Seems weird since I didn’t do anything but lay on a table every morning, but I’ll take it. I’m glad to not have to wake up quite as early tomorrow and make my way over to Emory.
Next steps? I see Dr. Ram towards the end of July where he should schedule my next PET scan. I guess that scan will tell me if we can finally get back to a more normal life, at least for a few months (until the next scan), or if I get to repeat everything I’ve done in the last 7 months.
I’ll also see Dr. Higgins again in 6 weeks for a check up but I expect that to be uneventful. I think it’s routine to get checked to see if there are any issues from side effects of radiation, but since I don’t have many now I don’t expect to have any in 6 weeks.