She has had good spirits for the majority of her sessions and worked hard to retain the skills she is relearning.
Monday September 18th was her last radiation treatment. After 6 weeks of daily trips to Mayo Clinic and once a week doses of Chemo, she will get a welcome break for 4 weeks. Radiation brought on nausea, pain in the neck and back, exhaustion, and frustration.
Watching Cyndey walk down the hall toward the waiting room to ring the bell, which signifies her completion of radiation treatments, was filled with many emotions. We are very proud of her and the hard work she has put in to get her to this point. We can only imagine how much more she can give now that radiation treatments are done and she will have more energy.
Up until a week ago it was still much of a guessing game as to what Cyndey wanted and needed. Now we are able to get clear yes and no from her, either by her shaking or knodding head or with the use of her communication buttons.
Now we look forward to moving back to the rehabilitation unit to begin aggressive therapies 6 days a week. In preparation to get her home.
Chemotherapy will begin in 4 weeks and will run for 42 weeks. It is a long road ahead and hard battle to fight still.
I know with her determination she will make it through.