Sephine reached her halfway point in Proton Radiation on Wednesday, January 12th. This means if we hit no bumps she has 14 more days in her Radiation. Give or take 3 more weeks.
Life was a little tougher for her this week.
Physically she is tired. Worn down. We are starting to see the affects on her face....a sunburned look on her left side. We expect more fatigue, more mouth sores, harder to eat in the weeks to come.
Emotionally it was hard week on both of us too. She had her big chemo and was inpatient at Mass General Monday night. Then we had a blizzard to contend with. Instead of being there two days with a nice respite at home in the middle of the week, we were there for 5 nights.
Through it all though we were blessed. Sephine and I spent two wonderful nights with a couple we have met during this process from Baton Rouge. She herself is going through Proton Radiation, on the same schedule as Sephine. It was amazing to be with them, forming a friendship I'm sure we will have for life. Hearts in the same place and time.
With all that went on, I am able to recognize this was the hardest week yet. I felt it was important for me to help Sephine focus on things we get to look forward to, this helped me as well. Seeing her sisters, dad, coming home, halfway done, brighter horizons.
I had to remind myself of how beautiful a horizon is. Whether you look out over the ocean, or over a vast plain, maybe even watching the sunset or the sunrise. It stretches far. Providing a gift for the eyes, the mind, knowing there is beauty while we look at it and beauty far beyond. Life is full of never ending blessings, fascination and hope.
"The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough." -Emerson