Burnt out... Literally
Today is my tenth treatment of radiation.. I think. My doctor told me that the sore throat (from being burnt by radiation) would start around treatment ten. For me I noticed on treatment four and have been on a diet of oatmeal, shakes, and Mac and Cheese the past week or so. I try and eat soft foods, take small bites and chew a LOT, but it still hurts to swallow.
Have you ever swallowed a chip you didn't chew all the way and it scratched your throat? Terrifying and painful... That's what my throat feels like every time I swallow.
It's not my intention to complain. I know that though I face obstacles I am overwhelmingly blessed. And one of the ways I am blessed is that I am backed by an army of prayer warriors. So here I am to ask you to pray for my throat. I have barely been able to eat for about a week and I am not even halfway done with radiation. My guess is that I may deal with this sore throat for 4 more weeks or so. And the problem is that I am not supposed to lose weight!!! My radiation mask is molded to my face and body and keeps me in the exact same position every day. But if I lose weight there become wiggle room, room for error.
So please keep me in your prayers!!!
P.S. As I post this I can't help but think about the hundreds of people I have met the past year that tell me they follow my story and keep up with my caring bridge. Can you imagine how reassuring it is to post this and know that I will be prayed for? It's awesome. So thank you.
Posted on Tue, May 28, 2013
by Lorelei Decker