You would think that I could come up with some creative title for these postings. But let's face it, I can't. Anyway, many of you are still interested in these postings, despite the poor titles.
First, before I get into the treatment stuff, just a humble request from me. So many of you are posting comments to the blog. Your comments are frequently funny and always inspirational. However, there are some of you that I can't seem to get into contact with in response to your comment. I can't seem to find email addresses of the person posting. I am just a rookie blogger, and probably just not smart enough to figure out the blog/comment system. If I don't have your email address, please add the email address to the text of your comment, so I can shoot an email out to you so we can catch up.
OK treatment fans, here is the update--I know that you are all on the edge of your seats. Week three went just about like the previous weeks. I have not yet been suffering any side effects from either the radiation treatments or the chemo that I am taking. The radiation oncologist did tell me that my hair would start falling out during week three. Turns out that the guy knows what he is talking about. My hair started falling out in clumps, which was pretty odd, but I could really care less about that. I don't even really count that as a side effect. They basically aim the radiation at three different spots: one on each side and one aimed down from the top. Hair in those three areas are falling out. It is a pretty good look for me.
My brother, Ben was kind enough to shave me down like a Yeti. Julie convinced us to just shave the sides and the back and leave some of the hair on the top. That looked good for about two days and then the top started falling out too. I will be shaving the whole noggin in the next day or so.
That is pretty much it on the radiation front and there is even less news on the chemo front. I am not feeling sick or anything. The neuro oncologist has been reviewing my weekly blood work and tells me that my blood work counts are all perfect. I have an appointment with the oncologist this Thurs and will be posing a bunch of questions as usual. I am approved to drive short local distances, but not longer/highway driving. Since the neuro oncologist prescribes all my mediations, he is the final answer on the driving question. I plan to discuss that with him on Thurs. His secretary has indicated that he will likely require an EEG test on me prior to approving that. I don't know exactly what the EEG entails, but I'll fill you all in when I know something about all that.
That is about all the info on treatments folks. I am feeling great though and I think that is due to all your support and prayers. Love you all for that.
Also, special thanks to a "Few Good Men" that played a couple rounds of golf with me this weekend. It was a guys weekend that we planned months ago. Many of you know that I am a terrible golfer, but always have fun playing, no matter how bad I play. However, the weather was perfect both days and the gods were smiling on me out there. I actually hit the ball straight on occasion (which is way beyond my normal game). We had a great time.
The Giants are coming on the TV against the Cowboys....so enough from me now....