Thursday, November 1, 2007
Halloween Part 1 and Radiation Prep
Yesterday, Mason got on the phone with me and sadly said, "Mommy, I want to come home." My heart sank, but I replied in a upbeat way and said, "Sweetie, you will come tomorrow, but tonight you get to Trick or Treat with Quinn, Grace, and Emma." He squealed - yep squealed -, "HEY! I GET TO GO TRICK OR TREATING! BYE MOMMY!" So much for my heart, but he was thrilled which makes me truly happy. In talking to my parents and seeing the emailed pictures from Quinn, Grace, and Emma's Mom, Karissa, Mason had a blast. Halloween Part II is tonight because my neighborhood is about the best you can have. My neighborhood is doing it again at 6pm for me. How amazingly cool is that??? So cool. One thing I can say is, it is definitely cooler than prep for radiation. I can't even blog the details of it. One has to experience the positions of torture that they make you stay in for ridiculous amounts of time, the probes that they insert in you (remember rectal cancer!!) and then the pictures they take. NO LIE. PICTURES - LOTS OF THEM - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!? I can assure you, those pictures will not be "hot" on the Internet - I already asked. Anyhoo, looks like radiation will start next week, but I have to get final clearance from my Oncologist, so we will see. Get ready Mom, Karissa, and Trina, I will be hitting you up soon.....Happy Halloween!!!! Ang
Posted by Angela Clarno at 1:37 PM
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You live in a woderfull neighborhood, holding a special trick or treat night for Mason, and supporting you in this time of stress. I think of that phrase with the Irish blessing "may God hold you in the hollow of his hand", your neighborhood is the earthly manifestation of that sentiment. They help to fortify your strength for the trials that lie ahead. Love to you and yours, pat&mag
Ang - good to see you up at Swedish today. And pay attention to how it's done - if you bring cupcakes to treatment for your nurses and oncologist, you get the good window seats. I don't know if it works the same way for radiation, but it's worth a try.
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