Dec 16, 2012 - 11:23 pm
Hello New Family,
Well, tomorrow marks the 1st of 33 rads for Dad. Hmmmm..."Rads for Dad"--sounds like a rock group. (I see I still have my sense of humor!) Anyway, last week was weird...the mask fitting, sights, sounds, smells...all came back in memory of 20 years ago when my husband was being treated. Different, but ,yet, the same.
I am writing to thank you all for your advice. I took your suggestions and have made a to-go bag. I've ordered every conceivable saliva helper, MuGard, Rx's for anxiety, pain, water, swish and spit concoctions, Boost, and other high calorie gems. The blender stands ready in the kitchen. Aquaphor and the like is on hand. Got music: Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn (Dad is 94). I am loaded for bear.
I hope to get him a log-in so he can communicate with you directly, but from what I've printed off for him he says he's read so many times he knows it by heart. My new friends...I want you to know that you help. You are helping my 94-year old dad get through this pretty ugly thing and that is just plain awesome.
Think good thoughts for him. I'll let him know you are right beside him...