Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Treatment Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow the CyberKnife surgery finally starts!

It seems as though it has taken a long time to get to this point. It was like April 17 when the nurse first call to tell me that there was "a spot" on my 3-month x-ray.

Recently there have been a few people who seem surprised to see me, and they exclaim, "You're back already! How did it go?" And I have to explain that I haven't left yet, that nothing has happened yet. All we have been doing so far is having tests and collecting more information.

On Memorial Day, I saw a snapping turtle in our big flower bed and we took pictures of him sitting there, blinking at us and not doing much. Eventually Mr Turtle started walking toward the little pond next to the house, and my Dad got a fantastic shot of him striding through the grass, moving surprisingly fast.



I hope that this is a metaphor for my cancer treatment. It has been pretty slow so far, but we're about to get moving and accomplish a lot. And perhaps there will be some sushi along the way. Turtles eat sushi, right? Not bugs?


Lou posted the rest of the turtle pics on http://www.rossranch.com/

5 comments:

TBritt34 said...

We think of you every single day and continue to send "positive" energy your way. Pretty soon you will be out here visiting with Omer and Pat; then we will be able to give you a hug in person. Needless to say, we love you and Lou very much.

Delpfine said...

Hope tomorrow goes well, Karen. I'll be thinking about you!

Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow Karen! I'll be praying for you! Love, Carol Q

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen!! Jim and I will be thinking about you and saying prayers that the first day of cyberknife exceeds the doctors expectations. Tell Lou his tortoise pictures are great, maybe you guys could find a lady tortoise to keep him company and have lots of little ones to keep you company. You know that is what I would be doing for sure. Smile. Seriously, we love you tons and your attitude and outlook just the greatest.

Love you lots and we will be talking to you soon,
Debbie and Jim

Anonymous said...

Hey Girl!

I hope things went well for you...

I am a bit late in getting my written best wishes to you...

Let me know how I can help...

Love you!
Robyn