Tuesday, October 27, 2009
After two weeks of daily appointments, Mat is DONE with radiation. He's very happy to be able to resume his usual schedule of waking at the crack of noon (or 2 p.m., or 3 p.m.) and is catching up on his sleep.
The radiation has definitely reduced the pain in Mat's hip -- he's walking much better now than he was a couple of weeks ago. Apparently radiation continues to work for awhile after the treatments stop, so we're optimistic that the pain will be completely gone in a week or so. We're also optimistic that the side effects of radiation (which are ... unpleasant) will also be gone in a week or so. (Mat did go a bit gray at times, although he never looked as bad as our Halloween vampire.)
We received more offers of help for driving Mat to appointments than we could use (we were showered with more blessings than we had room to receive!). All the help made life much simpler for all of us.
In the meantime, we're looking forward to Halloween. Although we have some variety of super hero at our house almost every day, it's still nice to have an official excuse to dress up. And who doesn't need a super hero? (Or a vampire, for that matter?)