Friday, September 14, 2007

Last Day of Radiation!

Today was Kelly's last day of radiation! This is the mask she wore everyday to hold her head in place for radiation. Before she started radiation, this mask was molded to her face and marks were placed on the mask to help aim the radiation beams. The mask would then be attached to the table she was on. They let her bring it home now that she is done. Needless to say, she is happy not to have go up to Orange everyday for these treatments. She has a 4 week break now before she begins her next chemotherapy round. Hopefully, she'll get some of her energy back during this time. She will be still go to her oncologist once a week and have her labs done just to make sure she is doing OK.

She celebrated tonight by going to her high school football game and a dance afterwards. She had fun seeing her friends that she doesn't get to see at school. Most of all, she got to feel like a normal teenager!

12 comments:

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Hi Kelly,

Now that's an interesting photo of you! Kylie said the mask is kind of cool looking...

So glad you had fun last night at your High School football game and dance afterwards! I am sure everyone was so excited to see you!

Enjoy your weekend!

Love,
Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly!

What great news that you are done with your radiation. I bet you're so glad (and your mom, too). It's great that you got to go to the football game and dance. Thanks so much for keeping us updated on your blog. We read it regularly to see how you're doing.

Onguard!!! The mask looks like you're ready to fight in a fencing tournament. Well, it's pretty appropriate because you did have a fight and you came out victorious! Congratulations, sweetie. One major hurdle is over with. We'll have to get together to celebrate. You take care and love to your family.

Love and hugs,
Laurie and Mark

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly!
Love the photo! You could start a trend! Hope you had a great time at the football game and dance last night! I'm so glad you got to go, but you sound so grown up - like you're in high school or something!
Love you lots!!
Aunt Tracy

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly,

What is the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 16 inches?

See you soon!

You know who...

Nancy said...

Hi Kelly,
I'm so gald you had fun at the game last night! Just one of many for you to enjoy! Did you see any cute guys at the dance? We're praying for futher success!!
The Nicolosi Family

becksky said...

Hey Kelly, so thats what the mask looks like, well I am so glad that you are done with radiation, and hey those extra mornings might just have to be spent with me.haha, anyways e told me that she saw you at the game, and so I was going to ask you if you went to the dance, but obviously from the post you have. So I hope you had a blast, and on the same day we had our first dance too and it was really cool. I hope to see you soon, and if you are feeling well you can call me whenever. I hope to talk to you soon.
Love
Becksky

Kimmi said...

so glad to hear that you are doing well. miss seeing you. glad you had fun at the game and dance... hope youhave fun with your classes (though school is still no fun) miss you, luv you.

Aunt Denise said...

Dear Kelly,

I'm so glad that you have finished with radiation. I hope you get to spend some time with your friends. I know that as an almost 15 year old spending so much time with adults is not too much fun. After radiation and surgery the normal teen problem of a pimple on your nose would seem like small time problems. I'm wishing you not even small time problems. Your Poppie was mailing your birthday card today. So I hope focusing on your birthday will be some more fun.

All love
Aunt Denise

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly,
It was great to see you and your family last night. You look terrific! Your mom sent me a note today and said it would be o.k. for you to go out for awhile. So, how 'bout a Starbucks run?!
Let me know what you have planned this week.
Love,
Mrs. Dobbins

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Hi Kelly!

Oh, I like the sound of a Starbucks run with Mrs. Dobbins!! Hope you can go! Maybe I'll go on a Starbucks run and I'll think of you! :)

Just wanted to check in and say hello! Hope you're having a nice week! 4 more days until your Birthday!!

Love,
Aunt Jenny

Aunt Denise said...

Morning Kelly,

I was thinking of you yesterday. They had a review of a local restuarant that had a good glutten free selection (even glutten free pasta). I could take you there next time you visit. They also have food for non-glutten free people too. I've eaten there myself without knowing about the glutten free. Let us know what you are doing with your time now that you don't have to go to the hospital everyday. Does your testing and tutor take up your time? Any birthday plans yet?

Love Aunt Denise

P.S. Love to all at home too.

Anne said...

Hi Kelly,
You don't know me, but I'm a grandma to Jessica & Megin. Their Mom told me about you and I want you to know that I have put you on all of my prayer lists. I heard that you are a happy person and that will help to see you through.
God is faithful and loves you very much. Me too, Grandma Anne