Apr 21, 2010 - 6:03 am
I have been following along with all of the posts but not writing much and I apologize for that. I am still typing challenged (2 finger typist), and it just takes me a long time to type everything I want to say.
With that being said, almost all of the posts here are gloomy and doomy. We must not let the newcomers forget that it ain't all bad. Yes while we all have setbacks and problems, we have all also over came a great deal. I had my own setback when I had to enter the hospital for the nausea. Only now do I see that as not being a setback, but a reprieve, a way to slow things a little so my body could recoup somewhat.
Same thing with the rad machine breaking down. At first I was mad because I thought it just prolonged the agony. Oh how wrong I was. These were all things that happened to give my body a chance to catch up, if you will. And every bit of it God directed I believe with all my heart.
I finished my treatment April 9th, and while I have a lot of nasty symptoms, mucositis, terrible sore throat, can't hardly smell food without becoming sick, fatigue, weight loss of 49 pounds according to my scale, debilitating pain in my right shoulder, where they sacrificed a nerve during the neck dissection. Have to feed myself at night through my tube,I DON'T CARE, I AM STILL ALIVE!!!
With all this one would think I would be knockin on Heavens door. But I'm not. Nor will I be. April 11th, I proceeded to hook up my 5th wheel and take it to the track
So everybody hang in there. For some it is not hard to go through this, but for some it is almost impossible. It can be done. As Kent would say, Believe.
Best to all,