mom is done with her radiation treatments. everything was going pretty well until her 6th treatment (Friday). Over the weekend it all caught up with her and she had a horrible weekend. nausea, fatigue, all those things that come along with the treatments. she got here Monday morning for her treatment and looked like hell. her anti-nausea meds weren’t working well, so after her treatment we got a prescription for something stronger…zofran, and that seems to be working better. today she’s had applesauce for breakfast, ensure for lunch and some more applesauce for dinner. it doesn’t sound like much but it’s more that what she ate all weekend. she’s sleeping quite a bit and may stay here for another day or two to rest up before she goes back home.

chemo will start three weeks from today. i’m so worried because the radiation hit her hard, and I know the chemo will be even worse. i’m trying to keep my spirits up and hers as well, but it’s so hard to be up and positive all the time, when I know she feels like shit. Luckily she’s got some time to recover from the radiation, but i’m so worried. Luckily, we’ve had the most wonderful care at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They make it as easy as possible in the situations that their visitors are in. Hell, even the valet guys know us by name now. I am so thankful that we have such a facility in our area.

If she feels good enough, she’ll either drive home tomorrow or I’ll drive her home and worry about her car later. We’ll figure out where she’ll stay and how it will work when she starts her chemo in a few weeks.

Thank you to everyone who continues to send good thoughts and prayers to my mom and our family. we appreciate it very much. more than you know.