Only Eight to Go!

My 17th radiation treatment this morning followed the pattern of the previous 16–no negative reactions at all! In the afternoon I had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Chan, whom you may recall, is my primary oncologist. My blood pressure was 128/67, my heart and lungs were clear, and my oxygen saturation was 99%.  He grinned when I told him how wonderful I am feeling.

We visited for a while, discussed a few things, then he stood, extended his hand, and said, “I won’t need to see you again until 6 months have passed. You have been a trooper!”

It was late afternoon when Jerry and I arrived home. He lighted the smoker on the back deck to grill the salmon we would be having for dinner. I seasoned the fish, then he placed it on a cedar plank and cooked it to perfection.

Fresh blackberries that needed to be eaten were in my fridge, so I engaged in a major indulgence and whipped up a blackberry cobbler.

DSC_3614DSC_3619It is said that cancer feeds on sugar, so I have made the commitment to drastically reduce my intake of the luscious white stuff. Notice I said, reduce, not delete!

So, because a bowl of warm blackberry cobbler is not quite complete without a scoop of vanilla ice cream, I indulged in a major splurge and tackled this . . .

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Only 8 to go, friends.  (Radiation treatments that is, not bowls of blackberry cobbler oozing with melting vanilla ice cream!)

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5 thoughts on “Only Eight to Go!

  1. Dear Sis. Buxton,

    I rejoice with you!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You have kept such a positive and faith filled outlook on your journey!! Your gift to write is such a blessing to us all!! I love you and respect you as a woman of God…true and loving and the epitome of faithfulness!!

    Love and prayers,

    Claudette Walker On Jun 24, 2016 11:19 PM, “Shirley Buxtons Cancer Detour” wrote:

    > Shirley Buxton posted: “My 17th radiation treatment this morning followed > the pattern of the previous 16–no negative reactions at all! In the > afternoon I had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Chan, whom you may recall, > is my primary oncologist. My blood pressure was 128/67, my h” >

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