07 April 2011

The Bell Rang

Mom finished her radiation treatment yesterday and was able to ring the bell in the lobby of the radiation oncology center at UMMC! (I mentioned this in previous post.)

Now the waiting begins until Mom can get her scan at the end of the month. During the waiting time, Mom has to gain 5 pounds (she lost 7 in one week during treatment) and be able to walk 1/2 mile easily. This homework assignment is so that if the team thinks surgery in an option that Mom will be strong enough to go through with the procedure. The team will meet to discuss Mom's case in early May.

Mom is in good spirits and anxious (as are all of us) for the next month to pass to know if the radiation and chemo shrunk the stinkin' tumor!

More to come in May!