Well today the journey began. I woke up and took my first pill at 6:30. This pill makes me so I don't throw up when I take the chemo. Then I had the chemo pill at 7:30. You are not supposed to eat before or after the meal so breakfast really hasn't happened yet. I had radiation at 8:30 down at Barrows and then I have work til 6:45 right after. They tell me I am going to be tired because of the meds but I think I am just going to be tired from long days! No wonder I am ready for bed at 8:30ish. The coolest thing about this morning was Josh and I calculated how many weeks of treatment I had. I have 62 weeks of treatment ahead of me. That's 14 months. Guess how many staples were put in my head after surgery? Ya I had 62 staples and we asked the nurse to keep them. So I have 62 staples and I think I am going to throw one out at the end of each week to celebrate and have a little count down. I guess I am going to have the hardest time these next few weeks because I am on the highest dose of radiation and good news... they are almost positive I MADE THE TRIAL!!!! Infusions of the medicine don't start for a few more weeks but that is good...I don't want an hour and a half infusion right now. All went well with radiation there was just a funny smell but the mask wasn't as bad as yesterday and I think I will be just fine with the radiation part. Anyway, it's going to be a great day. Josh and I are busy moving in and out and in and out. I think I am allowed to say now that we are moving into the Gulbrandsen's home for the next three years while they are serving as a mission president. We are super excited about this opportunity. We have been blessed in so many ways. Now we may just have to find a riding lawn mower...that lawn is huge and I don't think Josh and I can handle it without a riding lawn mower but whatever happens...I will assure you that we will be smiling! Have a great Wednesday. Josh and I almost got hit by a car today...horrid accident...we are still a little shaken up about it so I will have to explain later. Thank goodness Josh is a good driver and changed lanes really fast before the car changed directions. It hit the car in the lane next to us...it was really scary but we were both wearing our seat belts! Anyway...no pictures of the mask yet but hopefully later this week!
We will win