Got up at 5:45 AM this morning so I could get on the road in time to make my 7:45 appointment at Abington for my first radiation treatment. The weather was not that bad, and the drive was easy. There was very little traffic, and Nan and I made it to the hospital in 20 minutes from her house. Then I received the very disappointing news that my radiation would be delayed until Wednesday — reason being that the physicist who was in charge of my treatments lives in NJ. He had driven to Abington and was there, but he had major concerns about getting back to NJ this afternoon. He has a wife and children at home, and he did not want to be stranded and leave them alone to cope with the storm should it get wicked. The nurse changed my wound dressing, and I was sent on my way with a new bag of supplies.

I totally understand the rationale and agree with the wisdom of the call, but I was very disappointed. I was so psyched to get this show on the road so I could get the catheter out on Friday and back to taking warm showers. So the plan now is for me to start radiation on Wednesday, have treatments through Friday, and the weekend off. Treatments will resume next Monday and Tuesday with the catheter being removed on Tuesday afternoon. I do hope that come Wednesday there is no further delay.

. . . and so it is


8 thoughts on “delay

  1. Sorry you have to have this delay…it is disappointing, but it will be done. I hope this is the worst disappointment and all else will continue smoothly for you. You are in my thoughts! XOXO – Hillary

  2. kyleann says:

    Hang in there and I hope that you and the girls are safe. 🙂

  3. Fran says:

    So sorry to hear about the delay. Totally understand the disappointment. When Frank was due to go in for his knee replacement, he had a call the day before that the surgery had to be cancelled! It was another week before hey were able to reschedule but it got done & all went fine. Keep your spirits up & stay safe!

  4. Mary Andress says:

    Dear Deb……thanks for the update and so sorry about the delay…. As Gilda Radnor stated so well….”it’s always somethin’ What matters is how we respond…..and you did with your usual class. The center at Abington was the same that I went to 11 years ago after my hysterectomy…… as good as it gets. Be safe and warm and I hope this storm finds you and the girls unscathed.!! xoxo Mary and Puck

  5. Ruth Rudolph says:

    A dear friend of mine always says, “You are exactly where you are supposed to be at any given moment.” The delay may be for a reason you cannot see at this time, but better for you in the long run. Stay strong. Hugs!

  6. mgrookett says:

    Sorry to hear about the delay It’s a bummer! Peggy

    Sent from my iPhone

  7. Bille Jean says:

    Oh Gosh Deb, hang in there:)

  8. Leslie Shuman says:

    Dear Debbie,
    I was sorry to learn about the delay, but I have always found that when the Lord allows a delay, He has a reason for it. So you may find out later why it happened. Perhaps today it would have been difficult to get there for your second teatment due to the storm.

    We were blessed thus far in that we didn’t lose power and we didn’t have any trees come down. It was a time for families to stay inside and make memories like baking cookies Bethany inivited her little neighbor girl to come over and bake cookies with her and the children.. For others, I know it has been a nightmare and I pray for their protection and comfort.

    Stay inside and keep dry and safe. Phil and I are praying for you as you start your treatment tomorrow.

    Hugs and prayers,

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