SandraL Posted April 15, 2009 Share Posted April 15, 2009 Hi everyone. Today I am going for my 10th (and final) radiation treatment to my spine. And I am happy to report that these treatments have done significant good in relieving the pain in my back. After about the 4th treatment I started to notice improvement and I am not reaching for breakthrough pain relief anymore. Getting to sleep at night pain free has been very very nice. Rad onc says I can expect further benefit for about a month after treatment so I am looking forward to that. There is (was) some small chance that this radiation might twig the nerve in my back enough to help with my "dropped foot" but that hasn't happened yet. Oh well, I will just continue to pray for that and be glad that I have gotten the pain relief I have. I met with my med onc yesterday and we discussed waiting a few weeks to let the radiation finish doing it's thing and for my wound (from abscess in hospital in Jan) to heal up a bit more. Then we will start another chemo protocol.....probably navelbine. I haven't been in the chemo room since last September so not sure how much I am looking forward to that. But we have to do, what we have to do. For now I am just grateful that I am feeling a bit better. I am able to get out and about by myself as I am able to drive. I was feeling kind of down for awhile probably because of the pain...but my outlook is now considerably improved. And it is ball season. So time to get out and cheer my son on! His first game was last night and I was able to get out and enjoy his game on a lovely sunny spring evening. Life is good. Sandra Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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