Tag: radiation oncology

Week Three

week 3 treatment

Lots of new developments in week 3. End of last week brought absolute fatigue and thankfully we were able to rest all weekend so I could catch up a little. Monday I was up and ready to run 6 marathons and blew through the…

The Valleys

powell wedding

This post has nothing to do with our wedding, but those pictures remind me of happier days and days where I felt beautiful, healthy, and 100% like myself. I struggled far more in the last 4 days than I care to admit, but I…

Week Two

Week two is coming to a close, and I’m more than thankful to have 1/3 of these treatments behind me. This week has been much easier in so many ways, but I’m noticing that the end of the week is also the hardest. The…

Week One

week 1 treatment

Week one of radiation is officially behind us: 5 days of masks, mouth pieces, gowns, beams, and white sheets covering hard plastic tables. 5 days of walking down the hall in a hospital gown (neked from the waist up) with my co-workers staring a…

Game Time

I was thinking on my way to work yesterday how the weight of things had lessened a little lately. How I haven’t felt the heaviness of what’s going on as much despite all the appointments, and I’ve actually forgotten anything happened for the most…

Teenage Mutated Ninja Valerie

Things have been so up and down, that I don’t even know where to start. Just last week we went from getting perfectly clear results from my PET scan on Tuesday morning to getting Strata test results back on Thursday, finding out there’s a…

Ready, Set, Simulate

the mask

**WARNING: Images included in this post may be hard to look at due to…reality** This journey has brought about emotions in me that seem to overwhelm me just enough that I cry. I actually hate crying, and I’m more than capable of going 6+…

Friday Frustrations

Hands down, hardest week since the path results came back. Nothing is wrong. Everything has just bubbled up and overflowed again this week as I shoved myself through 4 different appointments…all for this dumb cancer stuff. Radiation Oncology consult with Dr. Spencer Dental appointment…

Radiation Consultation

uab hazelrig salter radiation oncology

This whole cancer thing has kind of been swept under the rug for the last few weeks as life settled back into some sort of normalcy after the path report had come back. But as you can imagine, so much of what we have…

The Road to RadOnc

I graduated from Auburn in 2011 with a B.A in English with an unstoppable love for words and writing. I soon dove into the web world and learned more about design, programming, and the interworkings of a website than I ever thought I could….