Now it's been a while. I'm slacking with the blogging, but to be fair it's mostly due to not feeling so great recently. Bear with me people!
Update time! So I finished radiation on Tuesday. All the spots from the last scans, minus the arms, have been taken care of via the rads...or so we hope. However, that certainly doesn't mean the pain just disappears. Ohhhhh no, though I wish it did. New pains have popped up, new areas of concern will be on the next scans, and we'll have to consider all the options at hand and start up something very soon.
At least I'm walking again, decently. A little better than a shuffle, to be sure. However, about a quarter of my mouth went completely numb over the past 3 days, leading to a nice emergency MRI last night down at Sloany Ketts to check for a tumor. Preliminarily (love this word) there's no tumor in my head...but we'll see what the final reading says. Steroids are miserable with their side effects, but still have to take them according to the docs down at MSKCC. I'm convinced they cause some pains that I've been getting. It's all so tough to rationalize and justify when every person handles every drug differently and the coincidence that I get pains right after taking the roids. We'll figure it out. Again, we'll find out what our plan of attack is early next week, after getting a new set of scans on Tuesday.
Otherwise, I've been up to nothing. TV watching, some college basketball action seemingly every night, and trying to get and stay comfortable for as long of stretches of time as possible. Heating pads and pain pills for the win.
Here's to comfort, recovery, and a better tomorrow!