June 8th, 2006

survivor

I finished the last of my 17 radiation sessions yesterday. "Run away," the radiation tech told me when I was done, "And don't look back!" With pleasure. The radiation was pretty unpleasant, leaving me with a constant low-level discomfort in my abdomen and back, making me cranky and hampering my appetite. It's still lingering, but in a few days I should be ready to down a huge plate of BBQ and drink a beer or two.

Now that radiation's done, the chances of a cancer recurrence are under 1%. I don't mind those odds.

License plate spied at the clinic: IRAYD8U