Friday, November 21, 2008

Dates of radiotherapy

Looks like I'm starting my radiotherapy on December 1st. I go in to have everything finalized to start the "zapping" on December 2nd. Not sure how long it will take for the side effects (tiredness, loss of hair, scalp redness, nausea) to set in. I'll finally have good excuses to take afternoon naps. SWEET!!!

Huge relief that they're able to get me in that quick. Had a session of "holy crap, this could very well kill me sooner than later" today. Lasted about an hour before I finally got those thoughts to go away. Can't let that stuff hang out too long. It will not happen!! Got so many more years to live and so many more rounds of golf to play. After all, I always told my brother Colin that the day will come that I will kick his butt on the golf course.

As the Vulcans say....Live long and Prosper.

8 comments:

Colleen_Rainha said...

Ryan, Not sure what to say but that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know in my heart you will beat this with your positiveness and strength.
Thanks for your sharing your updates.
Sending you hugs
Colleen

Donna Gordon said...

Hi Ryan,

I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing, so thank you for allowing me to follow your progress through this blog. It sounds like you are keeping a positive attitude which is half the battle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep up the good fight.

Regards,
Donna

Amanda said...

Ummm... hello... it's the Vulcans. Love ya, thinking of ya. XOAmandaHnK

Cathy G said...

Hey Ryan,
Ever since I first met you, you have been a man of energy, postiveness, and strength. It is these traits that I've admired in you and will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I truly believe you WILL win this battle!
Stay strong
Cathy G

Anonymous said...

Ryan
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your blog. Mario and I have been thinking about you alot and as you said it's a wake up call as to whats important in life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Tash and your family. Stay positive - it's a powerful thing. Hugs, Mario and Louise

Benjy said...

Hey buddy,
Thanks for setting this blog up. Ally and I have been thinking of you and your family.

I love your attitude. It has always been what impressed me most about you. You are going to have to send me the diet info as it wouldn't hurt for this guy either.

Take care and keep up the fight!
Benj

Evelien said...

Hi Ryan, thanks so much for sharing your story with us. We have been thinking of you so much lately, your situation really makes us realize life is precious. Keep up the great spirits, we are certain you are going to get through this. We are looking forward to hearing the good news! Regards,
Steffen & Evelien Spoelstra

Papa Marshall said...

Ryan,
Our organization would like to make a donation and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) would like to lobby the governement on your behalf.

Please contact me as we would like to help.
l.marshall@faceoffagainstcancer.org
or
C: 403-809-6751

God Bless & Merry Christmas,
Lyall Marshall