Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ten down, twenty-five to go...

Here's a great picture of Ken and Jesse from yesterday during Ken's combination chemotherapy treatment/spa day. He had a private room with two meals, t.v., blankets, pillows, the whole enchilada. The day began at 7:30 a.m. and ended with a radiation treatment at 7:15 p.m. Glad we only had to have radiation this morning at 6:45 a.m., followed by a doctors appointment. Home by 11:00 a.m.

I just want you all to know that Ken Alward is officially my hero!!
Every day I watch him walk down the hall and into the room with the big doors that close automatically behind him. I hear the clicking sound as the machine begins to track out his therapy map, and then the big sign outside of the room lights up with the word BEAM as a loud and steady buzzing sound continues for 10-12 seconds. This continues for twenty minutes. Ken's treatment is the longest in our group. When the magic door swings open again, and I see Ken emerge with that smile of his, all I can think is that he is some kind of amazing. He willingly subjects himself to all that comes with radiation and chemotherapy...for us.

On the lighter side: This morning (5:00 a.m.) Ken comes to me and says, "I feel good today, but I must be more tired than I think I am. Look at my feet." He had put on two LEFT shoes, and hadn't noticed for quite awhile. Gotta love it.


1 comment:

  1. Paula & Kenny---First of all, love the humor you both have thru this thing called 'hell'....LOVE the fact that you can BOTH still find something funny almost every day! Glad it's going well....sure think of you guys every day & look forward to the blogging! Happy Leap Night to you!