Alright so the photo is double dogs, but you have to admit that's cuter than double digits. That's Seamus and Nellie (Michelle Ouellette's dog; both dogs are rescues from the Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center)--they terrorize and totally deserve each other. And they both love Will. Who is not in the photo. He was likely just trying to catch a break from these two.
But back to the double digits: I've now been radiated 10 times. And as Holly noted in the comments, apparently that's much like when a kid turns 10. It's just a number with some significance. I feel like I've accomplished something, even though I'm not yet 1/3 done with the last 1/3 of my treatment (that will be tomorrow!). The sweet little old lady who is radiated before me (you know, Mrs. 8:45) came out and said "That's 10 down!" So, apparently we all think it's a big number. (By the way, she "only" has 25 radiation sessions--8 less than me, so she's even more excited about getting through 10.)
I was pretty tired this afternoon and seriously considered a nap. There was just too much going on in my office. And I had a strategic planning committee meeting for the Humane Society also in my office at 5, so there was no time for a nap. I can't quite tell if this is tired from the radiation or just general tired that I'm feeling. It does feel vaguely like the "hit the wall tired" chemo-fatigue, but who knows. Nothing I can do about it so I won't trouble myself thinking about it. I mean...more than I just did.
Here's more Matt Lauer for you. This is the link from this morning's Today Show cancer coverage: The Financial Cost of Cancer. And speaking of that...I got a call yesterday from the chemo oncology place I was going to. Turns out they owe me a refund. I knew they would. I knew they were off in what I would owe as my 20% since I knew I'd hit my maximum with the surgery. It took them a couple of months but they figured it out too. So, they've put a check in the mail for a few hundred dollars. That'll cover a mai tai or two come December. Alo-ha-hahahahahahah!!