Radiation Is Over

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!!

6 thoughts on “Radiation Is Over

  1. Kathy, You are truly amazing! Only you could derive humor and fun into daily radiation trips. I am so glad that this part of your journey is finally over and you can now look to God for his complete healing. May God richly bless both you and George. I will pop over to see you soon.
    Love Susan

  2. with you in prayer. i pray the treatments and the prayerful support of friends and family work wonders on your body and spirit.

    Love having you in my church family and am blessed to see your courage and confidence in the Lord.

  3. what a wonderful picture, it goes right along with your wonderful attitude, keep the faith and know we will continue to pray for you and George, wish we were there to hug you both.

  4. Hi Kathy,
    YAY, you did it! Congratulations.
    Love your photo with George!
    You must have wonderful skin to get through this without any burning or blistering.
    XO, Lenore

  5. SBOBBIEWEETHEART,
    WHEN GOD GIVES US SPECIAL MEN IN OUR LIFES HE WANTS US TO JUST BE THANK FULL. GOD HAS GIVEN YOU GEORGE AS A BLESSING TO YOU. HE LOVES YOU AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOUR NEEDS. GOD IS SO GOOD. LOVE YOU COUSIN,

  6. May God bless the “Glow in the Dark Express” . May they continually be encouraged, comforted and ultimately healed. May you find great humor in the “valley of the shadow of death”(for Thou art with me). May you always have good folks like those who respond to your Blog. May you eat Sushi for the next 50 years. May God bless and keep you always – and may your song always be sung. And may you stay “forever young”. Amen

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