Monday July 28: It has been one week since Nick’s final radiation treatment. On July 21, the day of his last treatment, he was diagnosed with thrush again. I had it once more on the following day. Thrush causes a sore throat, mouth, and lips, which neither of us needs, especially Nick! Continue reading Recovery, Week One
I’m skipping 3 and 2. Today was 1, the final day of radiation. It’s finished, over, done, completed!!!!!
We thank each of you for your prayers, your encouragement, and your good wishes Continue reading 3-2-1
Monday, July 14: You are probably familiar with the movie “Groundhog Day,” in which the main character hopes the following day will be different, but instead it’s a repetition of the previous one. For us, the date of Nick’s final radiation treatment is “tomorrow,” Continue reading Groundhog Day
On Thursday July 10, Nick had his final chemo treatment, a huge milestone!!! He has had his last after-chemo sleepless night and his last after-chemo inability to swallow anything but Boost. Continue reading 6-5
In the home stretch: Each day this week Nick has had to cope with a different side effect. On one day he had no voice above a whisper. On another, the nausea bothered him so much that he requested a different prescription. His throat feels very “tight.” He was not able to consume anything other than Boost on some days. On the positive side, he had enough energy to go for a walk around the block with me on two evenings. Continue reading 10-9-8-7-6
When I was a child in Queens, New York, the final day of the school year was June 30th. I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Can you imagine how much I hoped for June 30th to arrive each year of my childhood? But it’s not even close to how much I have wished for the end of June this year. Continue reading June 30