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Posted 2017-12-21T22:17:52Z

The Best Gift

I met with Dr. Anderson, UW Radiation Oncologist, yesterday at my half way point. My skin is doing good, but we reviewed what to do if it becomes bothersome. I was told to take it easy now and take care of myself. The fatigue has been hitting this week, so as the weather cools down I will just naturally go in to hibernation mode. Ha!

Today I completed my 11th radiation treatment. Over the past couple weeks I have started to see the same faces in the waiting room. Today I was talking with a woman who comes with her husband every day from Monroe, WI.  He has neuroblastoma --the brain cancer that John McCain is battling and that took the lives of Beau Biden and Ted Kennedy. Her husband needs to be helped in and out with a wheel chair and sometimes he takes a little more time, meaning that I sometimes wait for my turn.  But that is OK, this is his second round of radiation and there is not much more they can do. 
Joyce gave me a bookmark cross today that she crocheted. Sometimes when we wait, we receive the best gifts. 

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Comments (8)

  • Lisa White
    Lisa White

    Nice cross. I imagine the waiting room conversations can be kind of heavy. Joyce sounds like a very kind, thoughtful lady. Have you posted pictures of your baby soft hair? It has really grown in and feel divine

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lisa White
    Lisa White

    LOL, well, I got cut off by Post Hope! Wasn't done with my message. I was saying how wonderful your hair looks and feels.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Barb Rosenthal
    Barb Rosenthal

    Love you Rose! And your new baby soft hair!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lori Gibson
    Lori Gibson

    What a special gift❤ Glad you are at the halfway mark. Snuggle in and take good care! Merry Christmas!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Beth Viney
    Beth Viney

    This is so beautiful Rose. What a wonderful gesture on Joyce's part. Yes, "The Waiting Room".....a very special place. Half way through...January 5 is not far away Rose...you GOT THIS!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Virginia (Ginny) Graff
    Virginia (Ginny) Graff

    It was so nice visiting with you the other day.. Take care of yourself....glad all is gong well....All Good Wishes to you....

    one year ago · Reply
  • carri holloway
    carri holloway

    So happy things are on the right path. Hibernating is not all bad when it's cold out!!. Wishing you and Steve Happy Holidays!!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Diane Gabrielson
    Diane Gabrielson

    How sweet Joyce is, very thoughtful. So glad your at the 1/2 mark! Almost done with this adventure and then on to a fun one! Will miss you guys at Christmas!

    one year ago · Reply