I rang the bell for my last radiation treatment today and they gave me a graduation certificate.
The radiation will continue to work for about 5 more weeks even though I am no longer getting treatment.
The skins peeling good and no longer itching and the new skin looks really good.
I feel like a new person today. Honestly, I was not prepared for all the emotions that would go with this day.
Tonight my husband and I are going out to eat to celebrate.
Tomorrow my sister and I have a day planned we’re going to have a little fun. Next week our daughter Jeanelle and her kids and I will do something fun. Then another day I have a lunch planned with a really close friend of mine.
I am relieved it is over and I pray Cancer never comes back again.
Life is good and I will always fight like a girl.
In our hydroponic greenhouse, our tomatoes are going crazy. The beefsteaks are big producers. The Persimmons they are orange tomatoes are just starting to bloom and the romas are newly planted.
All the hydroponic greenhouse plants were started from seed and they are in gravel with a timer that waters them with nutrients 3 x a day then it recycles it back to the main tank for the next time.
We keep the suckers trimmed off them which allows a better production of tomatoes but you can plant the suckers in water and let them root and we have been doing that. Now we have an additional 35 plants to do something with. We have given away at least 30 plants.
We have already planted some outside so we can compare the production and health of the plants. We have some planted in buckets and some in a no-till garden.
We have 8 tomatoes in dutch buckets that are beefsteak. This variety does better if you let them get taller. Ours are 7 and 8ft tall now. We have strings of rope across the top of the greenhouse to guide them along and hold the weight of the plants and the tomatoes.
All the years of gardening we have done we have never had this much success with tomatoes. Last count 7 of the 8 plants had 143 tomatoes on them. We are so ready to be able to taste these tomatoes. There are four that are starting to turn colors.
I have a funny feeling we will be selling tomatoes, freezing them and making lots of good stuff with them.
Enjoy life and do something you truly enjoy because it will give you such pleasure and peace at the end of the day.
Radiation has been flying right along week 4 and 5 are now completed.
I am still turning reddish purple but only one small crack in the skin so far. It is very irritating and starting to get itchy. I am not sure what is worse under my arm or my neck both are in the creases of the skin.
I have 9 treatments left only one full radiation and the other 8 are targeted at where the tumor was at. They told me the burn areas will start healing while this is going on.
My bone scan results were a bit odd and I have not gotten to talk to my oncologist yet.
I had one 10 years ago and had a decrease of 13.4% of the Axial Lumbar.The left femoral neck had an increase of 7.8%. Now how did that happen?
Impression stated: Osteopenia of the lumbar spine. The way I understand this it means the step before Osteoporosis but not bad enough to be diagnosed Osteoporosis.
Calcium and exercise should improve this and once my burns are healed I will get back on track with that. At this time sweat really irritates the burn areas.
I have been able to do a little photography but just have to limit the sun exposure.
I wanted to say a special thank you to my family and friends that have been there for me through this whole ordeal.
I am still fighting like a girl.
Today I took out the camera it has been awhile.
I headed for the heifers next door and caught these cuties just in time.
The tongue shot was just good timing she had been eating molasses.
These cows lay on the edge of the round bale so this is why they have hay all over them. They do not seem to mind at all even if it is picture time.
Cows have many expressions and I love trying to capture their true personalities.
We have had our second snow storm this winter here on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Normally our temps are 55-60 the last few days have been 20 – 35.
All of us Texans are pretty spoiled to our good weather 95% of the time.
We are ready for a break, some sunshine, warm temperatures and that way we can all get back to normal.
Go back to the cold states you crazy weather they are used to it.
2017 has been quite a year for me I’ve had to realize that somethings in life change and are never the same again.
When you surround yourself with positive, caring and loving people your life will always be better.
Most of all I have had some really big obstacles to overcome that I have not blogged about yet but I will be blogging about them soon.
I have a great outlook on life and the future and I hope I can inspire others to do the same. We have to live each day to it’s fullest and never let anyone drag you down.
Happy New Years everyone and may this year be bright and wonderful for us all.
Jack, Daisy and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
In the first picture, Daisy was bored waiting for the next treat. The monkey beside her is her new toy for Christmas.
I almost did not get these done this year. My studio is messed up right now and it is to wet outdoors to do pictures. We had to do them in the guest room. The sweater fits her fine but the tee shirt was to tight so we had to skip it.
Be careful if your on the roads traveling this weekend. Enjoy your time with your family, friends and most of all your pets.