My daily brain zaps will stop on Friday at 4:00. At that time, I will have completed 14 total.
I’m hesitant to state, “It’s not so bad”. The peak of discomfort is anticipated to hit two-weeks after my last zap. For the most part, much of my current discomfort is well managed with drugs. Yay for that!
As far as what to expect in my “two-week peak” I’ve got not-a-clue. Last time, during concurrent chemo-radiation, I got pneumonia and was hospitalized during this phase. This time, having the ability to eat and drink, I feel my body is better positioned for success. I’m going in with eyes wide open and zero expectations. To alleviate stress during this peak, Ray + Tina, one set of SW’s parents, will be staying with me. SW is scheduled to be out-of-town for work that same week. What timing?! I am confident they will be able to care for me, at any level I happen to be at. Priceless.
I am expecting to have a follow-up brain MRI 12-weeks after I finish WBR. This will tell me and my docs if the goal (getting rid of any brain spots) was achieved. Of course, I want this to be the case.
I’m still processing what is going on in my head – literally. Last night, while snuggled in bed with SW, 2 cats, and a laptop on Hulu, I began to cry. I’m not ready to watch cancer take over my body. Yet, as treatment options are exhausted I must acknowledge and accept the path I am on. Life is quite heavy again, good thing I’ve got a running list of local bakeries I want to try out to lighten things up!