Done with the first phase on the road to cancer free!
Had my final radiation treatment, the PICC line is removed, and going home! Below is a video showing the cerimony OHSU likes to do after completion of treatment. The “Batman” pajamas are a gift from my wife. I promised her I would wear them on the last day of treatment. Though it felt great to wear them (everyone that knows me knows I would not be emparassed by such displays of grandeur), as mentioned in the last post, Julie is the real hero.
The last two weeks saw my PICC line site getting really irritated. I must be allergic to something in the wound dressing. Pamella (the nurse that changed the dressing every week) tried a different flavor of dressing, but there was little or no difference and it didn’t seem to hold up as well, so we went back to the original brand. There was little time left in the treatment anyway.
During our stay here in the Vancouver/Portland area we didn’t get a chance to do much sight-seeing, but that wasn’t the primary purpose for the stay. Did have many visits from Jamie which was great.