We have reached a milestone in Mother Hen’s treatment!
Today was her last radiation treatment! It’s also the last chemo until July. From tomorrow onwards, she is in healing mode. Something we all need.
She made almost all the back people cry as she was leaving. All through this they have complimented her on her good attitude and her smile (sometimes even when crying). They said they are really going to miss her. They gave her a diploma of ‘graduation’ that they all signed. Mother Hen kept looking at it as we were driving home.
We won’t mention the bills still coming in… 😛 (and ugh)
Mother Hen is feeling a little lost, though. On one hand, it’s wonderful that this part of the journey is over. On the other, this has been part of her nearly-daily life for an entire month. It’s now part of the rhythm of her life. The ladies who took care of her at the radiation center treated her really well and she’ll miss them.
I think moving will help with this. It will be a clean break that tells her brain that the next stage in her recovery is starting. We’re going to work to get her into new positive habits as soon as we can. This included more exercise, to try and get some muscles back that she lost because of the powerful steroids she had to go on for a couple weeks because of brain swelling.
In other news, the really rough draft of the next three Salmon Run books are now finished! A very fruitful couple of days there. I’m happy, for the most part, in the stories they will tell. For the rest of the month I will refine and revise them with the intent to write them come July.
Tomorrow is moving day. We’re moving into the mountains to escape the harsh edge of the coming summer heat. It will still get hot, but not nearly to the extreme of Phoenix. After that is done, I launch into the revision of the next String Weaver novel. I would really love to finish the revision of book five by the end of June. Then, after July, that will leave only the last two books to revise.
I’m getting there!
“The String Weavers” Book 5
Yesterday’s Revision Session: 0
Total for Novel (Out of 95k): 0
What is the “The Mother Hen String Weaver Project?” I’m glad you asked! Read here to find out.
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