The 28-day-radiation, started on 4/27, is finally over.
The night before, I had diarrhea again and all discomfort from a urinary tract infection, though I have had an antibiotic for a week, and then after midnight, as I took Tykerb, an antibody new medicine, I felt sick and had headache, backache, fever, and even cough. Getting anxious, I made an appointment with a family doctor this morning.
Thankfully, the new antibiotic the doctor prescribed started working before I caught the shuttle (at 3pm) to go to have the last radiation. Whew!
As I got the shuttle, my friends who were already seated, welcomed me with a loud clapping of hands. They knew that today was my last day of radiation and made me so happy with a big smile. 🙂
Even at the hospital, nurses at the radiation center greeted me saying,” Congratulations! Today is the last day for you.”
I thanked every one of them by shaking their hands tightly.
After the radiation, a doctor who examined me told that it was unknown if my cancer was responding to radiation, the lymphedema would get worse, or if my lungs and heart were harmed: Doctors did pretty much everything they could do, and now I need to trust our Lord.
At least I know that my arm with lymphedema hasn’t changed the size yet, and my skin got dark, but it was neither pealing nor blistered in spite of my worry.
Not only that but my 28days of the trip was also surprisingly amusing because of the wonderful company. Who in the world could imagine that there was such glowing moments in the midst of scary radiation therapy ?!
If I didn’t have cancer, I would’ve never met those people. We, who were in different ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds, have laughed together and encouraged one another. This was a taste of God’s Kingdom, and maybe Holy Spirit was with us in the shuttle…I wondered.
When the shuttle finally arrived at the terminal, instead of saying “See you tomorrow,” I said, “Thank you! May God cure you completely and bless you for many more years!” with big hugs to those wonderful friends.
I told George my emotional last day of radiation at home. Then he took me to a sushi restaurant to celebrate this accomplishment.
God is real; He is faithful, and He is always with me just like George is with me all the time! Gratitude!!