First of all, I’ve tweaked the blog site a bit. The goal is to make it easier for people to get to the info they are after, whether it’s to hear my personal rantings or see what the progress of treatments is. There’s a home page to help new users understand why I am doing a blog. It’s still a work in progress so will probably change a lot in the coming weeks. With some luck, I’ll be fiddling with it still in 20 years 🙂
I’m finishing up week four of radiation and chemo. Everything is still going well so this update will be short. New side effects include hair loss, just on the right side near my ear where they are zapping me. Fatigue has actually improved – maybe the result of my revised diet. My attitude is pretty good. This might be because I’m continually amazed at the kindness and helpfulness of my large support network.
Flying with Angels
My last day of radiation and chemo is Halloween. My first appointment in Chicago is November 2. I have to go there one day a week for five weeks straight. Thanks to the suggestions of a couple people, some of the burden of expenses has been alleviated. I’ve been approved to be transported by the amazing volunteers of Angel Flight. Angel Flight provides free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can’t be filled in their local area. Not only does this save us air fare, we will not have to pay for a hotel because we fly back the same day. So food costs are lowered also. But most importantly… no Atlanta Harsfield-Jackson airport security checks or cabins full of other passengers and their germs!
Since these are small airplanes, inclement weather could delay our flights. This is a concern because to remain qualified for the trial, I must attend all of my scheduled appointments. The injections must be administered within limited windows of time. But there are lots of flights from ATL to CHI via other carriers so we could probably make it on a last-minute, stand-by.