The radiation treatments are not difficult at the time. The treatment itself is painless and the women who work at the cancer center are, without exception, wonderful. The challenges are the schedule, the fatigue, and the skin changes. ("Skin changes," I've learned, is a euphemism for "Your skin will be burned after ten or fifteen treatments, but we need to keep hitting it with radiation five days a week.")
Through this, though, we have been blessed in many ways. For now I'll give you just two:
- Family, friends, and church family have given us so much support. I don't know how we'd get through this without them.
- I've met some neat people during my time at the cancer center. Because we generally have the same appointment times every day, we tend to see the same patients every day. That allows us to get beyond talking about the weather and share more.
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