Update

Hi All,  I haven't been on much, only because I needed rest and time to catch up on things.  Of course when I get caught up for a day or two that cycles starts again and I have more to catch up on.  That's the cycle of life with kids.  Now the kids are finished with school and I'm done working for the summer.  I look forward to the warm weather and relaxing.  My Dad is helping us with that idea.  He has offered to gift us money so we can get a patio installed.  It means a great deal to me that he would help us in that way.  I remember my Mom always wanted to sit in the warm sun.  Now that I have gone through the same thing as she did I understand that feeling.  I find great comfort in the warm sun.  Maybe it's God and my Mom "shining down" on me.   Health wise, I did finish chemo April 27th and began radiation on May 20th.  This Friday I will be at the half way mark.  I have tolerated this treatment much better than chemo, as many of you have told me.  My skin is just starting to brown and it's a little uncomfortable in a bra.  Now that I'm off work, it makes it easier to be without a bra.  My energy is coming back and so is my focus.  I still find it somewhat difficult to stay on task.  I'm accepting the fact that when I can't focus and I am tired, I just need to rest.  I can't keep up with all that I used to, but that's okay.  Getting myself healthy is what I need to do. I thank all of you for being here and I hope that stay in better contact.  I wish you all a blessed summer.  Chris

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deleted_user

Be sure you get a Rx for Flamazine when you are done Radiation the skin gets worse for about 2 weeks after you are done. I had a mess and spent time in the hospital because of it. Watch being in the sun as you will burn easier now, that\'s a chemo side effect. Aren\'t those drugs lovely. Enjoy your time off. Rest relax and heal. Love and hugs Cathy
2DanceAgain
2DanceAgain

Give yourself permission to rest. Your body and your mind have earned the rest. You have been dealing with lots. Hope you will share pictures of the new patio. Sounds wonderful. I know that feeling of sitting in the warm sun. It\'s lovely.