Monday, June 8, 2009

Finally an Ending

Just a short post from me today… Chuck and I are both very tired – radiation and daily trips to the hospital are really taking its toll. We had a pretty quiet weekend, I did some cleaning and organizing, and Chuck relaxed, read and played a video game.

This will be Chuck’s final week of radiation – the doctors had originally told us that his last day would be on Friday, but last week we found out that Thursday is actually going to be Chuck’s last radiation treatment. We can’t even imagine not having to go to the hospital everyday, it almost seems like part of our life at this point. After Chuck’s final radiation appointment on Thursday he will continue to have to go in for weekly appointments at Dana Farber, but in June he will only have to go in two days a week instead of 5 days a week. And then in July and August it will drop down to one day per week. Pretty darn exciting. But the most exciting thing of all is that we are finally coming to an end of something – leading up to this point we were always waiting for something to start; Chuck had his first surgery so that they could biopsy the tumor and give us a diagnosis, then we received the diagnosis and decided to come to Boston so that he could have a second surgery to resect the tumor - to give the radiation and chemo a leg up on shrinking the mass. Then 6 weeks ago Chuck began his radiation, chemo and AZD treatment regimen – the chemo and AZD will go on indefinitely, but on Thursday, Chuck can finally say I HAVE FINISHED SOMETHING. He will be done with radiation, and will not have to go through it again. It is a huge accomplishment, and I am so proud of him for persevering and staying positive.


  1. 4 more days! What an accomplishment, Chuck! You both should be very proud of yourselves because of what you’ve had to endure. I’m glad you both had a relaxing weekend. Pleasure can be found in the little things. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing fox kits on the way to work. They have grown quite a bit and are always a joy to see. I will say extra prayers as you go off your radiation on Thursday.

  2. By now you've had your final dose of radiation. What a relief to not have to go through that again. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and I know that if anyone can beat this, it's you.



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