Hello friends of Alice:
Sorry about sneaking in a post from me while you were probably expecting one from Alice. In a weak moment I mumbled something like, “you want me to do a post for you?”. She, ever the slave driver, jumped at it. She is always trying to get me to do her work. So here I am stuck with doing the post and I welcome all your sympathy.
Alice had her last radiation treatment yesterday and we really did not know how to celebrate it. There were no side effects to worry about and the whole treatment regimen was rather mild and boring, at least from my viewpoint. The worst part was having to drive to the hospital every day, five days a week for four weeks. Now that she was done with that, Alice felt like she was just freed from prison and didn’t know what to do with herself. Now neither one of us can handle a free morning. It is a good thing that we are dog sitting for our daughter and I can occupy my mornings with a long walk with him. Otherwise I would be nagging Alice about going to the gym.
We did have a celebration of sorts yesterday evening. When I asked Alice what she would like for dinner (I still cook dinners most of the days) and gave her several choices including going out to a nice place to eat. She wanted to go to a Vietnamese restaurant Indochine, where we had nice meals before. So, that is what we did to celebrate her freedom from the daily drive to the hospital.
What is next? We wait about four weeks for her next PET/CT scan and meet with her oncologist about the results. Being an optimist, I expect a clean diagnosis “no evidence of disease” or NED. Alice has already decided that NED is going to be her new friend and we both hope that “he” is going to be around for a very long time.
We both are doing okay having gone through weeks and weeks of angst. I am sure that we could not have handled it as well as we have without the support of Alice’s blog friends from all over the world. For all of that a big Thank You.