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Doc Day #7

Today was our last meeting with the radiation oncologist, and it was noticeably shorter than usual. I have three sessions left before being discharged, so there’s really not much more to say.

 In fact, unlike the previous six meetings, I came with no questions. Instead we reviewed what to expect after discharge. The radiated portion of my skin will eventually return to normal from its current lobster color. I can do whatever I want, but if something unforeseen occurs, I’m to call Dr. G for an appointment.

 The doctor didn’t recommend this, but I plan to take a “staycation.”. I’ve kept a rigid routine these past seven weeks, and now I’m going to treat myself to a week of relaxation with few appointments or commitments. No mall walking, no personal trainer, no physical therapist. Just revving my engines. Knowing me, I’ll be busy but mostly it will be about clearing the cancer cobwebs from my life.

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