Gorman’s radiation begins on Monday. Yesterday we went to Dr. Sawrie’s clinic, Gulf Coast Cancer Center, where we had a trial run with the big machine and Monday we will begin radiation five days a week for six weeks. We had a small hiccup with the chemo pill, Timadar, because it was to be mailed to us and would not arrive until next Wednesday. The oncologist, Dr. Meshad, wanted Gorman to start taking it Sunday night so at his Mobile office he was able to gather up enough pills to last for a few days and sent them over to the Eastern Shore by courier. We also picked a prescription for Phenergan for nausea. Every night before bedtime, Gorman will take a Timadar, along with the Phenergan. We are a little anxious about treatment but mostly glad to being making a start. As Gorman says, “I’m ready to kick this stuff in the a**!” Fortunately the radiation is done here on the Eastern Shore so we have only a 20 minute drive each day.
We are both trying hard not to jump out into the future and wrestle with all the “what ifs”. We pray together and try to just live each day but some days are better than others. God continues to give us strength to deal with this and, thanks to Tylonol PM, we sleep pretty well.
Thanks to all our friends for keeping us in your prayers. We feel those prayers and that helps so much.