Thursday, July 15, 2010

No More Stickers

I meant to post this on Tuesday when I finished my last radiation treatment...

Radiation is done, the nine stickers the radiation therapists used to line me up on the table are gone, and I'm doing okay. The radiation took care of the larger part of the hip joint pain and the shooting pain down my leg, which is awesome. I still have some lingering pain that came back after being gone for a few days. The hypothesis is that as the radiation shrank the tumor which was covering the nerve (and pressing on it) the nerve was exposed to radiation and got inflamed. The radiation dosage wasn't strong enough to cause permanent nerve damage, so logically speaking and God willing, the inflammation will deflame itself over the next few weeks. My energy has been slightly better for the last two days, but it has a long way to go. I've been taking shorter naps (an hour or two instead of three to five hours), which is progress.

Thank you very much for all of your prayers for this process.


  1. Thanks for the update! Continuing to pray for you and with you. Hugs, Susan T.

  2. Hey Martha. I've been out west for the past couple of weeks; thought of you often as we saw lots and lots of campers and nature lovers. Sorry, I don't do bugs, so I was staying in hotels... Did Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. Pretty incredible. I didn't take my laptop, though, so I wasn't able to check in on you during my adventure. I did, however, keep you in my prayers, as always, asking that you be well watched-over (bad English, I know!) and spared the discomforts of radiation... Love the new pics; you really do look great. How amazingly ironic, don't you think? Hope this finds you in a peaceful place. Hugs. Karen

  3. So glad the radiation is over and that you feel it has helped! And hoping and praying that the inflammation subsides and that your energy level continues to progress. Love you!

  4. Yay! Love you! Always praying!

  5. Love you and am So Happy for you!!! Praying for you as always...

    love, becca