First, please allow me to ask that no one writes "here's to the next 1000 ..." I can only think along the lines of one day at a time.
So, what news ?
I've finished my radiotherapy ~ and this is my first free day [other than last weekend] for a while. I feel good, well ... ok ...
I was warned that I might be in more pain for a while after the treatment than before but when there's no real reaction after the first couple of days then you tend to think [well, I do] that that's the way it's going to stay.
The note I was handed when I finished my treatment mentioned that "radiotherapy reactions continue to build up for a week or two and should then settle down over a few weeks ..." ~ we'll have to wait and see but so far I am in some discomfort. I feel as though I've been kicked in my left buttock by a donkey.
The only piece of music of merit that I recall from the last two sessions was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It's difficult keeping still when that's playing and on that particular day it was playing loudest of the five days. The line that stuck with me from the song [for some reason] was " ... nothing really matters ..." ...
Yesterday, on the last day of treatment, I thanked the radiographers and technical staff in the room and said how they had helped me through the experience ~ they were marvellous.
So, now we wait and see how it's all gone. I have another four-weekly follow-up appointment a week today. My, how time flies when you're having ... treatment.
Finally as you can see one thousand days has passed since I was diagnosed. I can't believe it. Thank you whether you've been with me all along or just picked up on my ramblings recently. All your comments make a difference.
There's talk of a little celebration this evening. Let's hope I'm up to it. So far I don't see any reason not to be there ...
Once again, thank you.