Thursday was one of the harder days I’ve had. The skin on my ear continued to get worse. The main thing though was that I just felt tired all day. I’ve had a hard time sleeping very long at night lately. I wake up and can’t fall back to sleep, but still feel tired all day. This is somewhat common with radiation. I have to admit I was getting a little discouraged. Leann’s parents got here before supper, and we went out to eat together. Then they kept the kids at their motel and gave Leann and I a night off. That was nice as we could sleep in.
Today I rode the exercise bike when I got up, and stayed more active through the day. I felt a lot better and less fatigued. We went fishing and caught a few little ones, nothing great. Whitley even enjoyed reeling in her pink princess fishing pole. After treatment today I noticed quite a bit of difference in how I felt, the smells didn’t seem as bad and I didn’t feel as nauseated. So this excited me quite a bit.
Thanks to everyone who sent anniversary cards. Today is our 9th wedding anniversary. The best gift was last night as we were laying in bed, Leann started recounting many of the memories of 9 years. Places we’ve gone on vacations and things we’ve done together. She was saying it out of appreciation for all the memories. It just made me cry to think of all the good times. Of course, there were times that were not easy and some times that were even hard, at the time, but looking back now, we really are thankful for a bunch of good memories. Tonight we went out for dinner together while Leann’s parents watched the kids.
Derek & Leann