The current series of chemo ended a couple of weeks ago and I've spent much of that time just recovering from the assault on my body. When I met with my oncologist the other day for a follow-up he outlined the next steps (to which I concur) . . . five weeks of twice daily radiation treatment (weekends exempted).
That's scary . . . I've never been through that extensive a regimen before and believe me, I know what radiation can do to the body (side-effects-wise). But the results of just published (Jun 3rd) clinical trials support the decision.
So . . . I've got my new registration tattoos and ball bearings (for guiding the radiation beam precisely). The only bad news . . . well, I've got to limit my sun exposure. Can you think of any more cruel a thing to do to a nudist . . . to tell him to keep covered up when out in the sun? Well . . . if I'm up to getting out I'll figure out a way to go nude and still protect treatment areas.
Meanwhile, I am getting out when I can. A photo from a nice drive into the mountains this past weekend:
|Along the North Fork of the Skykomish near Troublesome Creek|