Justin: Mom thought she’d have to go to the hospital last night due to back pain. She complained about a sore back just before bed – lasted maybe a half hour. But then the real pain started. It went from 11:15PM to 12:15AM. “Worst I’ve ever had in my whole life,” she says this morning. “I’ll take the chest pain any day.”
Justin: Mom has had more than one week of treatment so far. As I told Glenn last night on the phone, the idea of the doctors changing Mom’s treatment from 2 weeks to 5 and upping the dosage of radiation sounds to me like they are hopeful of the treatment working. If it knocks the cancer back and prevents it from growing and / or spreading, then great. We’ll see how things go after.
Justin: Here’s Mom’s schedule for her radiation treatments.
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Justin: We just heard from the doctor’s office here in Lethbridge that Mom’s first radiation therapy treatment will be this coming Monday, February 13, 2012, at 10:00AM. It’s been a year since she started developing symptoms, and this will be the first treatment for it. Every other visit to a doctor’s office was been for tests, tests, and more tests. Finally, something being done. The therapy will be for two weeks. “We can do some travelling in a couple weeks,” she said to Floyd and me.