Radiation Started

Another week in Houston and another week closer to going home.  It’s hard to believe we have already been here two and a half weeks.  The weather has been decent in the upper 80’s low 90’s and mostly sunny.  Not being used to the humidity though makes it a bit sticky.

We are starting to get used to the pace of appointments while we are here and figuring out how to get from place to place without as much confusion.  It was still quite a busy week this week.  Audrey had chemo every day and then they had Audiology on Monday, MRI on Tuesday the first radiation treatment on Wednesday and her Oncology checkup on Thursday.  Friday we just had radiation and chemo.  To add some crazy to it I had to travel for work on Tuesday and Wednesday so Melissa was on her own for two of them.

Good news is everyone survived and we managed to get through the week still in somewhat good spirits.  Living in the same room and sharing 2 double beds definitely has it’s draw backs but having somewhere for the kids to play and the few activities a week that come through makes it worth the struggle of community living.  We try to get out of the house when possible to pass the time.  This weekend we went and walked around the Galleria mall and had dinner on Saturday and got a chance to see some friends that were in town and get lunch with them on Sunday.  On the way back from lunch we stopped at a nice playground we have found and let them try and burn some energy before we went back to hangout in our room.  The poorly designed WiFi network is killing me.  I have offered to fix it but they haven’t taken me up on it yet.  Maybe I can get them to look at my LinkedIn profile to see I know what I am talking about.

Next week we have checkup with the radiation oncologist on Monday then radiation treatment and chemo after that.  At the checkup we should find out how many treatments they will be doing which will give us our estimate of when we will be going home.  The great news is we only have radiation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week with an Oncology checkup and radiation on Friday as of now.  If it all stays the same it could be a much more relaxed week.

Back home we hear the house and animals are being well cared for and are doing well.  There is also a fundraiser and birthday party being planned for Audrey on November 14th in Gilbert by some good friends of ours.  I am sure it’s going to be a great event that everyone will enjoy.  Please share the flyer with anyone you think would enjoy the event and would like to come support Audrey.Audrey

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