Radiation Again

I met with my radiation oncologist and the tumor is able to be radiated.  I was relieved to hear this news.  The procedure doesn’t come without it’s own complications.  The tumor is 8mm from my aorta. The doctor was very confident it wouldn’t be a problem, which amazes me.  I’m grateful to be sick in this era of medical technology, where a tumor 8mm from my aorta is not deemed a problem.  I know there is a lot of research and funding going towards finding a cure and I’m hoping I’m around to see it. This time while receiving radiation,  I will not be listening to reggae or any other toe tapping music. I don’t want to be moving too much while I’m receiving radiation 8mm from my aorta.  I will have four consecutive days of treatment beginning March 21st.  I will be off of chemo for the procedure and the week prior because of the side effects chemo has on my blood.  This will be good because I won’t be in pain over Easter and I will be able to enjoy spending time with family and friends.  Hopefully no ER visits this year.

This Friday, March 4th, is Colon Cancer Awareness Day.  The color designated for colon cancer is blue, so wear blue on Friday.  Also, since it’s butt day, talk about  butts and colonoscopies. As always, thank you for your prayers and support.  We continue to fight on with the help from all of you.

Happy butt day!

4 Responses to Radiation Again

  1. Tina Krisak says:

    Kevin as always you will be in my prayers unceasingly. God bless you. Tina

  2. Sue Wilkinson says:

    We will certainly be praying for you. You are a trooper for sure!

    God Bless!

    Sue and the Morning Glory Group!

  3. Charles denton says:

    Kevin, you and your entire family are always in our thoughts. You are an inspiration when my back is barking at me. We have our fingers crossed for you every day, and yes you have gotten us to keep regular exams of our colon’s. Have a blessed day and more. Your neighbors, Charles and Wilma

  4. kingstonGA says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post .Colorectal cancer is a very common cancer in Sydney Australia. Colorectal cancer is on the rise among young adults. http://colorectal-surgeon.com.au/

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