Radiation Week

I found out yesterday afternoon that my radiation treatments are starting this Monday, Feb. 11. That was a bit of a surprise. However, the bigger surprise was finding out that I am scheduled to get my port installed on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and no one called to tell me about it. I only discovered this appointment accidentally when scheduling my radiation treatments around my other appointments.

Here’s what my week looks like…so far!

Monday: Radiation
Tuesday: Radiation
Wednesday: Radiation and Port Installation
Thursday: Radiation and Rectal Surgeon
Friday: Blood Work, Medical Oncologist, and Radiation

I still plan to fit in as many hours of work as I can.

I met with a naturopathic doctor yesterday. He provided us with some good diet suggestions and supplement recommendations while I undergo radiation. As soon as I know which chemotherapy drugs I will be on, he will have some more recommendations on dietary supplements and services to complement the chemo.

I suppose I am most concerned about the port installation. I’m not really thrilled about anyone digging around inside my chest and leaving behind a foreign object. (That may be a tad facetious.) I watched a YouTube video on the procedure and it was quite fascinating.

Prayer Requests

  1. Pray that the radiation will obliterate Tony (or at least shrink him as expected).
  2. Pray that the port installation goes well.
  3. Pray that God will continue to give me strength, as it’s going to be a long week.
  4. Pray that God will give me and Leanne wisdom while we research the various services and supplements the naturopath offers.

 

 

 

 

2 Replies to “Radiation Week”

  1. Hi John and Leanne, my family and I are praying for you. My boys are praying for uncle John even though they do not know you.
    May God give you strength to endure everything, trust in knowing who He is, that He is bigger than cancer and than life itself, and peace in understanding His purposes, and that every trial is making us more pure gold. And confidence that He loves you and your family more than you will ever know or comprehend, in spite of the circurstances.

    1. I had a port installed for my treatments and it was a easy procedure. The use of the port is a lot easier then going directly into your veins. In the long run it is the best way to administer your chemo
      Best of luck in all your procedures and treatments. I am a breast cancer survivor who had radiation, chemo treatments and surgery 5 years ago and thank God everyday 🙏

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