Thursday, July 19, 2012
Dusty is doing good with his treatments. We have completed 8 of 28 radiation treatments and he only has 2 more chemo treatments left. He is starting to have difficulty swallowing and pains but he is managing it well. He said it feels like constant heartburn and he can feel heat in his stomach and back. The pain radiates through his esophagus and he says he can feel it in his spine. He is getting winded more easily due to radiation splatter on his lungs. But, he said it is tolerable. His attitude has gotten a lot better. Our doctor got us in touch with a 27 year old guy that just followed pretty much the same treatment plan: chemo, then chemo with radiation, and followed by the surgery. Dusty and him hit it off immediately. They talked for almost an hour on the phone. He made Dusty feel a lot better about the situation. He told him what to expect and how to manage certain things. It is a great connection. We are going to church with him on Sunday.