Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ten down, twenty-five to go...
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.