We finally finished the last radiation treatment today and rang the bell to celebrate the completion. Surprisingly climbing off of the radiation table was more emotional than I thought it would be. It’s hard to believe it’s over. After the neck surgery, five weeks of chemo, a feeding tube, daily vomiting, constant fatigue, loss of taste, loss of saliva, countless doctors visits, trips to the ER and thirty three treatments of radiation, I can actually start getting better from here.
The Staff was great through the whole ordeal. They were supportive through every session. Thank you so much Amy, Ashley, Laura and Shiela. You all made this experience as pleasant as possible.
My throat is becoming increasingly uncomfortable. It’s a little more difficult to swallow every day. Speaking is even difficult. I hope it doesn’t get much worse but I’m told it will get worse over the next week or two. Most people I’ve read about who have gone through this become reclusive during this period as the suffering increases. I’m not sure how much I’ll be posting until I come out of the other side.
My neck is completely cooked inside and out.