The next day, I had to go to my daily radiation therapy session. I was so weak and not feeling well from the surgery so I was having a hard time thinking about being pinned down to the table with the mask on. I was in tears in the waiting room really needing a break to recover. Surprise, surprise, the machine broke down so I was able to have the break I so needed. Another gift from God!
The first few days following surgery I was pretty sore. I spent a lot of time in bed and sleeping. But, I am already feeling so much relief not having the pressure to eat. I am so glad I made the decision to have feeding tube put in.
Exhaustion is starting to set in and I have been taking a lot more naps lately. They were right when they said radiation will literally zap you from all of your energy. I am feeling very out of sorts lately. The combination of surgery, new pain meds and radiation/chemo has really taken its toll. My body is trying so hard to adjust...I have never been one to handle medications very well. I am just glad the surgery is over so that I can now focus on getting to the end. Once this week is over, there will only be 3 weeks left.
Thank you to all of you that prayed for me during my surgery. I definitely was at peace and felt your prayers. Please continue to pray that my side effects will be manageable, that the vision in my right eye will be spared and that the cancer will be gone after radiation is completed!