Published October 22, 2003

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Sometimes things are out of your control. That’s just the way life is. No matter what you do, there are certain things that you ultimately have no control over. Lately I’ve been feeling pretty crappy because of the situation with my mom, and it’s really getting to me. I miss my parents. I miss the way they used to be when I lived at home. I remember them being very happy, lively people. After my dad lost his job, things changed. Then Mom got sick and things got worse. I get a strange feeling when I’m around them lately, like there’s something that they don’t want to tell me, or maybe it’s something I don’t want to ask. Whatever it is, it’s making me wish more and more for the good old days when I was miserable in school but I always had them to come home to.

But you can’t live in the past.

Here’s Mom’s latest update.

Hello Everyone,

Had my first radiation today. It took thirty minutes because they had to position me correctly and then take pictures before treatment. I kept my eyes shut the whole time. There was no pain and the noise was softer than the CT. I talked to Dr. Steinmetz afterwards and he said the dosage of radiation was so low I probably won’t have any side effects and my skin won’t be affected. The tumor went from the size of a walnut to the size of a tangerine or small orange. He also told me there will be a response by the end of this week if not in two days from now. I’ll be receiving fourteen more, once a day for five days, for three weeks, ( I get week-ends off ).
Take care, God bless,

If you have read this, thanks.

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