Oct 142013

That’s week five for those of you who don’t speak Español.


Which means that there are 3 chemo appointments left.  You heard me right:  3.

When this whole thing started we were told 6 chemo treatments, but according to the Doctor (of course I asked 😉 ) the chemo appointments fall in line with the radiation appointments.  So in this forked up math equation, his last radiation treatment is November 4th, which is a Monday, so he will also be doing chemo that day.

If you’re wondering how we skipped/missed the 7th chemo appointment, I’m still trying to figure that one out too.

But, it’s neither here nor there, the fact remains that there are eight and we just have to live with it.  As long as it gets rid of the cancer that’s all that matters, right?

So week four was a good week for Rick.  The only “issue” was the yeast infection in his mouth was causing him quite a bit of discomfort and the radiation is really frying his throat.  He is on yet another prescription that the medical profession calls “Magic Mouthwash”, which numbs his mouth and throat.  Seems to be working well for him so he can continue to eat normally.

And of course we had our expected furry visitor.


Barkley is a 9 1/2-year-old Black Lab that was the size of a small horse.  Naturally I got down on the floor with him and gave him lots of snuggles and pets, while Rick chatted away with his person Lisa.

I think that it’s wonderful that Marshfield Clinic has this program.  This is the highlight of my Monday’s lately, and I think Rick is tolerating enjoying it too.


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  1. Hmmm… yep that’s a pretty forked up equation right there. Sad that its so many chemo treatments but you’re right, as long as it kills the cancer that’s what matters. Hang in there you two, I see the light! If you need anything we’re all here for you. Love much!

  2. Oh, bummer, you guys! But as Sandy indicated, it may be a blessing in disguise, so, yeah, live with it. Must be the “new math” because I can’t figure out seven becomes eight, either, and I have always been good at math. The yeast infection of the mouth is not so good. They are often quite painful, as I know from personal experience. Good for “Magic Mouthwash!”

    Pretty big furry critter there. Pet therapy progams are wonderful! It’s so good for Sandy. You think I’m kidding? Nope, totally serious.

    Carry on, dear ones.


  3. I’ve got the 4th circled on our calendar, now! Glad you both got (at least a bit) cheered up by the furry creature and yes, I think that those programs are wonderful as well, Laurie! 🙂

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