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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

    2 years 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.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Barb Rosenthal
    Barb Rosenthal

    Love you Rose! And your new baby soft hair!

    2 years 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!

    2 years 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 GOT THIS!!

    2 years 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....

    2 years 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!!!

    2 years 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!

    2 years ago · Reply