Last Friday was my last radiation treatment.
Today I had (drum roll, wait for it) a salad!!! Oh, the joy, the pure sumptuous pleasure of a vegetable, a bit of fruit...
I may suffer for it, of course, but I don't care. It was delicious, and it was nice to enjoy something for a little bit.
I also had a day and a half of increased energy and less pain, thanks to a very kind lady who came over and did a Qi Gong healing session with me. She certainly was a lovely spirit - thank you, Bonnie!
What this helped me realize is that it's not necessarily the tumor that is really debilitating me at the moment. I'm still suffering from some pain there, but I'm suffering more from referred pain, from sciatic pain (caused, no doubt, by my change in gait and my getting less exercise and spending more time sitting on those nerves), and from pain caused by the Faslodex. I see the Physical Therapist on Friday, maybe she will have some ideas on what I can do to at least deal with the sciatic pain.
I am not having a good time with the Faslodex. I know I'm not going to be happy with any of my options, however. I'm not certain what I will do. I will be seeing Dr. Bouncy tomorrow, we'll see what he says (as though I don't already know). I will also be seeing a new doctor next week - one more inclined towards non-mainstream treatments. I'll know more after seeing the next PET/CT scan in the next couple weeks, and hopefully all of that will help me make a decision.
And that's where we are. The radiation theoretically will keep working away inside for another two weeks or so, and so we just have to wait until then to see whether it did much good or not. Wish me luck...