And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Indulge me for a brief moment....
I just have to say I have the 3 most beautiful granddaughters!!!
HoP - scrunchy little babe...BeB - the funniest little person and MmH - an amazing young woman....they all grow so fast!! I just need to publicly thank their parents for the amazingly loving Moms and Dads they are....Blessings to us all.

Well... now for the nitty gritty update...

I started radiation on Friday....the last step of treatment!!!  It was painlessly weird...for the first time in all this journey and treatments/appointments I was completely alone.  The nurses/tech came in to get me all set up...that was an adventure for sure.  They have you lay "dead" weight on the table...let your body completely relax into the table and they shift (more like push and shove) you into the perfect alignment as per the doctor's instructions and computer measurements.  The toughest is just getting past the urge to help them shift you around...but once they have you in place....DO NOT MOVE!!  you can breath normal but don't move...and by the way...keep your head WAY BACK!! They have to be able to zap your lymph nodes by your collar bone and not get your neck in the way.

They zapped me a total of 12 times from many different directions and angles...with 2 of the zaps considerably longer then the rest but they are don't feel anything (for about 10 they say) but I have proven to be "THAT 1%" so I expect to feel effects any day and probably worse then your average joe.

Since this is a 5 times a week deal I have had some amazing friends call and offer to be my "drivers" over the next 5 weeks.  You will never know what that loving kindness has meant to me!!!