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Posted 2019-11-12T20:02:52Z

Radiation Begins

Gary finished physical therapy for his neck last Friday. One of the pictures above shows the exercises he did in the heated pool at PT. Last week was a good week. One day he did a walk at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. He's able to ride his bike on the trainer for longer periods of time. He also worked on finishing up the barn doors for the basement project.

Gary started radiation on Monday, November 11. That was a fun drive to Grosse Pointe. Luckily since it was Veteran's Day the traffic was lighter. Thanks to Waze for continuously re-routing us around all the crashes. The radiation treatment runs for 5 consecutive days. The one picture above shows his blue body mold hanging inside the MRI Radiation area where he gets his radiation treatments. He lays in the mold to help him stay steady.  He is in the MRI machine for 60-75 minutes getting treatment most of the time. Gary has been having some nausea with radiation. 

Two to three weeks after radiation is complete he will get another scan. The surgeon and the tumor board review that scan to determine next steps. Praying for successful treatment with radiation. 

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