Tuesday, February 25, 2014

First Radiation Therapy Treatment.

DeBary, FL.

60 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 81F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Linda was real nervous as Big RED pulled out of the driveway a little after 9:00 yesterday morning. You see, they were on the way to Linda's first radiation therapy treatment, and again, there was the unknown of just what to expect. :-(

By the time they got over to the Radiation Oncology area of the Florida Hospital in Orange City, Big RED said that he thought she might have been feeling a little better though. Once inside everything moved quickly and soon Linda was whisked away into the treatment room.

In about 20 minutes, she was back to where Jim was waiting for her.

From what I gather, everything went smoothly and it wasn't as bad as Linda had envisioned. In fact, by a little before 10:00 Big RED was backing into the driveway. :-) Once back in the house, both she and Jim relaxed for awhile, ate some lunch and then, about 12:15, headed over to the chemo place for another saline transfusion.

While this procedure was being done, Jim went to Publix, bought some groceries and then came back here to the house and put them away. A few minutes after 4:00, Linda called and told Jim that they were just about finished with the transfusion, so Jim headed over there to pick her up.

On the way back here, they stopped at the Lotus Garden and picked up some Chinese food for dinner.

Laura and Lindsey stopped by for a little while in the evening. (Laura wanted to hear all about Linda's first radiation treatment). Then the rest of the evening was spent watching TV.

Today, Linda will have her 2nd radiation treatment at 11:40. From what I understand, this will be the time that Linda will go in every day. She'll also see the doctor, (Dr. Graham), today, and the nurse told Linda that she would probably be seeing him every Tuesday.

I know some of this is probably real boring for many of you, but there are a few people, including some of Jim and Linda's kids that want to know all about the procedures that Linda is going through. Plus, I'm thinking that some day, Jim or Linda may want to look back on just what happened and when, so I'm trying to document the procedures here.

Thank you for your patience. I'll try to get back to some more interesting things soon.

A Point to Ponder : Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.



  1. No explanation needed for what you post. All of your readers, especially those of us who have met you, care about both of you and are interested in your news, whether happy, sad or ordinary. Best wishes to you both!

    Selene & Hank

  2. Love the posts Jim, Paul and Louise

  3. So glad that Linda's radiation was 'uneventful'. Be over before you know it! **hugs**