Just waiting…

The scariness of the treatment has been alleviated since Monday!  Yesterday I, Cathy, went to MD Anderson for my radiation ‘orientation’.  It was a little different than the last orientation I went to…my freshman orientation at college, but the people involved were just as nice AND a sweet woman walked around offering  freshly baked cookies!   I had an ‘education’ time which was very helpful and a ‘simulation’ time where I went through a practice drill. I even received three small tattoo marks for the radiologist.  I forgot to ask if they could  give me three flower tattoos in a pretty blue.  Bummer.

My chemo/radiation will start Tuesday, Aug 2 and I am stockpiled with things I will need to remain comfy during this treatment.  Our fears of the potential DPD deficiency were also lessened…the nurse said in the 21 years she has worked there, she has only seen 2 cases of this.  With that info, we decided not to pursue the expensive time consuming test.  Tomorrow is a PET scan and then it’s just waiting for the kickoff!

We are continually encouraged by your sweet notes and reminders that we are being prayed for.  We feel blessed.

5 thoughts on “Just waiting…

  1. Love you bunches! We’ll get pretty flower tattoos after you get through all of this. Can’t wait. Yay!

  2. Cathy

    I am heartbroken that you are going through this. I know, however, that God is good and you will be blessed and a blessing. I love you very much.

    Your pal

  3. Praying for you Cathy! If you do find yourself getting tired and needing a break, Gabriella and I would be happy to bring over a dinner or two for your family. It’s not much, but it would be one less thing for you and your family. Bless you Beautiful!

  4. Cathy, I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Then we could sit and talk for hours and laugh about life in college and beyond. No one giggles like you! You’re in my thoughts and prayers. God’s blessings to you.

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