Wednesday, 2 May 2012

DAY 32

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DAY 32

Energy level: A bit more bounce detectable
Attitude: Optimistic and happy-ish
Physical Condition: Throat and tongue - sore and swollen

Well here we are on the penultimate day of radiotherapy. At the beginning I couldn't imagine ever reaching my 33rd day - and now that will happen tomorrow. Wow - I have almost survived it!
Today the DGC were in fine form again - lots of banter and gentle teasing. They love to compare cards and see who has the most stickers and are always threatening to steal each others.. I discovered that Bob had bird seed in his bag today. Not sure if that's to feed his wild birds in the garden - or whether he's taking owning this parrot a little too seriously :-)

With their usual efficiency as soon as I sat down a radiographer called my name and escorted me to LA3 - the mighty machine. They are pretty huge with various screens and laser sights on them. Today was a very quick one though - the second of the boosters. They all knew it was my last one tomorrow - they asked if I'd be celebrating. Not sure I'd be up to an all-night party - unless it just involves sleeping. Yes - I may just sleep for a week :-)

Nathan went to the pharmacy while I was in - to get the "Miss Tracey mixture" and it wasn't ready. He kindly offered to pop back down there at 4pm to get it then. I'd love to know how it got its name - invented by a Tracey I guess. Maybe I should ask next time I see Dr Gahir.

Anyway - you just put one ml onto a spoon, hold it in your mouth for as long as you can then swallow it. It does so wonderfully numb your throat and it really helped with the horrible gagging sensation. So I'd give it the thumbs up! I can use it up to four times a day. Thank-you Tracey whoever you are!

Had a jolly visit this evening from our friend Pete - he of the awesome DVD collection. He told us some of his amusing anecdotes, tales of woe about his car and left us some more films to watch. He also gave me some CDs of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" - which will be great to listen in short bursts - maybe while resting in bed. I am finding it hard to concentrate on full - length films at the moment. Partly fatigue and partly that I can't hear as well with all this noise in my ears. I am hoping that this particular side-effect will get better soon.

Anyway - my nice soft pillows are calling so I will succumb to them. The sooner I go to bed the sooner it will be my LAST DAY

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