Merry Christmas! This week I received a great ‘gift’ from my radiation oncologist, Dr. Coster! He will allow me to take two treatments in one day! That may sound like a strange ‘gift’ but I/we are very appreciative for two reasons: 1) it decreases our stay in KC by 2 days; and 2) I finish my treatments in 2018 which doesn’t affect my 2019 insurance deductible! My double-duty day will be this Friday, Dec. 28th. My scheduled last day was Jan. 2nd but now my last treatment will be Dec. 31st! 2018 will go out with a big bang or big ‘zap’!
Besides thanking Dr. Coster I have my rad techs to thank for even bringing that option to the table. Erin, Claireann, and Mary definitely ‘have my back’ (in more ways than one! 😀)! They, along with others at the KU Cancer and KU Radiation centers have made this part of our journey bearable! Like I have said before I really don’t have anything to complain about! My energy level isn’t what it used to be but I can work at resting (that might be hard to do!) when I get home.
Our everyday prayer is that a cure is found for cancer. And we pray God continues to watch over you and keep you in His care. I know I have received the best present ever— our family and friends.
Again, Merry Christmas and a very, very happy New Year! Hugs....
From Jim: We do have much to be thankful for as Sherry has said. It is also a time to reflect on what is important to you in your life. What memory are we creating for ourselves and those we come in contact with daily. Take time this season to ask those around you about what memories do they have about Christmas past. While this Christmas season is not what either of us anticipated we are attempting to make the most of it by creating positive memories. We will remember where we were but we will also remember those people who we have met along the way at the medical facilities. The time we have gotten to spend with my cousins that we have not taken the time to do over the years. Experiencing big city Christmas lights and “traffic”! Spending time with friends and our son Andy’s family. I believe the best gift can give or receive may not be wrapped in paper, Merry Christmas!