Friday, August 10, 2012


We are back at the cancer center bright and early this morning. I am so thankful I am able to be here with Austin again today. Today is his 3rd treatment day and all is well with the radiation. The chemo, ehhh, not great, but not awful either. He has been having a few side effects but we are learning the best way to deal with those. I think eating a lot of food when he takes the pills definitely helps!

We are sooo glad it is Friday! Aus has a two day break and that is going to be so nice. Of the 5 and a half weeks he has to go through radiation week half is complete! Only 25 more zaps to go. It will go by fast, I know it will.

We have Abi this weekend and plan on relaxing and having lots of fun. We are thinking we will go to Emerald Point on Saturday for a super fun day of wave pools, lazy rivers and water slides! Austin will have to wear a shirt because he can't get much sun exposure but other than that he will be just fine. We are realllllly excited about it!! Right now we are definitely living for the weekends! Hope everyone else has a great weekend!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here we go!

Day One: I'm sitting here in the Cancer Center while Aus is back for his treatment. Today (8/8) is his first day of radiation and chemo. He took his chemo meds this morning and so far so good. He will take the chemo twice a day on days of radiation (Mon-Fri) for 5 and a half weeks. I'm hoping these weeks go by fast so we can put it behind us. We are both a little anxiuos about the side effects but I really do think he is going to be just fine. His body really is stuper strong and can handle a lot (hellllllo 5 lb tumor!) so I almost bet this radiation doesn't even phase him. I do worry about how tired he will be...from the radiation but also the fact that he has such long days, waking up at 6:00am to take his meds and get here by 7:00 for treatment. He doesn't want to miss any work so they were able to schedule his treatments before work with hopes that he could get to the office by 8:00. I am praying that he handles the radiation well and is able to drive himself here on days I am working. I will come with him as much as I can but on days I work he will have to come alone. :( I wish so bad I could come with him everyday, just so he didn't have to be alone, but he reassures me he is just fine. He is much braver than I am!

I will be back to update as he gets further into treatment. Please pray that he has minimal side effects and tolerates these next 5 and a half weeks just fine.

This is where all the magic happens! So thankful for this place. And double thankful that it's only 10 miles from our house. We are blessed beyond words.