Well….first big day of chemo and radiation treatments down!! Just figured we would give a quick update.
Today was the first day of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Uncle Greg went early this morning to get the process started with a “port” which makes having IV’s much easier. When he came back….our good friend the Chaplain came by and gave him his ashes for Ash Wednesday. Then….the Chemo started around 1:00 pm. The chemo takes place in his room….and he felt no nausea at all today. His amazing nurse Robin said that he may feel delayed nausea which would happen 6 hours after the chemo….but I’m sitting here with him now….and he’s feeling good….which is awesome!!
He went for the radiation treatment this afternoon at 3:00 pm. He says the whole thing was a lot of prep….and just a few minutes of treatment. He was only gone from the room for about an hour. This evening….Julia brought him some Aloe Vera gel for the area where he received the radiation as well as a pretty delicious looking salad and piece of catfish from Black Eyed Sally’s. He watched Modern Family for the first time tonight. He wasn’t too impressed. LOL!! It wasn’t the best episode to watch for the first time. And now….we’re back to watching Law and Order again.
All in all….it seems like this first day of treatment went well. He is feeling GOOD!! So that is a wonderful thing. He says Hey to everyone out there reading and checking up on him. Again….he really appreciates all the love and support. He is just really happy to be starting the treatments….and actively fighting this thing.
With lots and lots of love –