Radiation complete! Today I received my last scheduled treatment, and can now resume chemotherapy.
The radiation targeted the tumors in my hip area so that additional damage to the joints will be minimized or hopefully averted.
Here’s a picture of my ‘screw & glue’ joint fix – the dark mass is the cement they injected to fill the gaps left by the cancer, as well as prevent breakage. At least that’s the plan.
My labs have come back in really good shape, all the things they’ve been watching have returned to normal levels except the white blood count, which though out of the danger zone, is still low. Of course, with the chemo those numbers are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.
Now I face 4-6 cycles of chemo, and hopefully a transplant after that. Each cycle is 3 weeks on chemo, 1 week off. Thankfully this will be outpatient, and I’ll only have to make the trip to the VA once a week.
Thanks again for your support!