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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2 down, 35 to go

Two days of radiation down.

Was up at 6:15am and at radiation at a few minutes passed 7am. Took my second day of radiation and was at the office by 7:45am. Woke up feeling pretty good, did a workout. Around mid-morning I felt a little hot and took a couple of Tylenol . Came home for lunch, slept for about 30 minutes and went back to work. About 4 pm I had to lay down for another 30 minutes as my body said it was time to rest. Came home, had a good supper (courtesy of Sarah) and proceeded to sleep again.

Everyone talked about how red I have was today. Guess I will get a good tan out of this! I guess the radiation burns the outside as well as the inside. Will have to put aloe vera on to keep from burning on the outside. I am still able to swallow without problems so continue to eat and drink. Good thing as it will be 7 to 10 days before I get the peg. Other than being a little tired, I am doing well. No stomach problems at this point from chemo. So will see what tomorrow brings.

Just getting started in this final push and know that the worst will come. I have felt good for so many weeks that it is hard to imagine being sick again. But know that God will see us through this ordeal. And then there is the continued support from all of you. Thanks for being here for me. The Kennady boys wanted to carry my backpack if I would go backpacking this weekend! And if I feel good going into Friday afternoon, I might take them up on it! Just kidding, but I would let them carry some of the weight. Needless to say, it make me feel good. God sends blessing in various ways and I consider this to be one of those blessings. Nite all...

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Vaughan,

    On the side of trail in the middle of philmont, you gave me strength I didn't know I had, and I'm praying that God, your friends, your family, and I can return the favor. Stay strong.

    --Brian Taylor.