Heading to Boston and BWH this morning for day 24 of radiation treatment. Weather looks pretty good so I should be able to get in my 4 walking miles before treatment. Tomorrow will be day 25 and the end of the getting up at 4AM leave at 5AM trips to Boston. It is the end of the 1st phase and probably the easiest phase of the process. There is still a long road ahead and while the prognosis continues to be good there are many twists and turns yet to happen.
Each morning before I leave the house I get the piece of paper that has been hanging on the side of the refrigerator or sitting on the kitchen island since day 1 of treatment. Down the right side of the paper are numbers 1 thru 25. Each day as I leave, quietly so as to try not to wake Kathy, I mark off the day of treatment. Number 24 gets an X thru it this morning. I also write that number somewhere on the paper with a short note to Kathy and leave it on the island for her. It has been our way of counting down and my way of saying, I love you, every morning since I am gone before she wakes.