I'm mostly recovered from the tonsillectomy and have 6 weeks of radiation and chemo treatments ahead. I'm feeling well currently and will savor the next few days, one day at time, trying not to think too much about what lies ahead.
It was great to be back singing worship tonight with with over 100 people and the worship team. Lots of love and compassion in our little country church in the North Coast community.
This Tuesday I will have a procedure to install the PEG tube. I may not need to use it, but it's best to get it done now - the radiation treatments can cause the throat to to become too sore for swallowing after the third or fourth week. We were under the impression that I would be receiving my first round of chemo and radiation this Wednesday. It didn't work out that way; the radiation is scheduled for next Tuesday. We haven't had confirmation from the chemo oncology department yet, but have been told that Tuesday should also include chemo. Deanna has been my case manager and is discovering that coordinating treatments between surgeons, radiology, chemo therapy, insurance departments...etc. requires persistence and tenacity. I thank God for her.