He’s outta there.
Rick has left the building.
Today was the last day of both radiation and chemo treatments! This is the day we have been waiting for since the beginning of June. It seems that everything has gone in slow motion since then, almost like some f’d up acid trip (not that I would know what one is like).
In honor of his graduation from Radiation Therapy, he was awarded this Certificate of Completion signed by all of this nurses and his Doctor. I almost cried when I saw it.
When we started this journey we didn’t have any idea what to expect. I have to give a huge shout-out to the people at Marshfield Clinic in Rice Lake for making a terrible situation bearable. Those people bent over backwards to pull us through these last 7+ weeks. When you can go through the crap that Rick has and still have a smile on your face… well, that’s saying something.
Last week had no unexpected things happening, probably because Rick followed Doctor’s orders and stayed at home and rested. He was put on antibiotics on Tuesday because the Doctor wanted to play it safe when he heard that Rick had run low-grade fevers the previous weekend.
But other than that it was pretty quiet, mainly because Rick still can’t talk, but we’re told that over the next 2 weeks that should be changing, as well as his appetite.
He has 2 follow-up appointments over the next month with his Oncologists, but that is it until the 90-day mark when he will go in for another PET scan to see the results of these last couple months.
Today also marks the end of seeing my furry friends.
This is Nala and she is a one-year-old Golden Retriever. Rick was taking a nap but I certainly wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to get one last fix of puppy love.
And boy did she have oodles to give!
So it looks like your weekly updates of Rick’s Adventures in Oncology have come to an end, my friends. Thank you for all the support, encouragement and love you have shown us, we will keep that with us forever.