Today, first radiation treatment,
Plus more x-rays and one more tattoo.
Next 15 weekdays,10-15 minute radiation
Treatment, ending November 7, 2013.
Today, start to "x" days off calendar;
Breathe fully; exercise regularly;
Drink plenty of water; eat well;
Sleep long, deep, dreamy sleeps.
Today, is first day of rest of my life.
Not like coming back from death,
Not like stem cell replacement,
But merely newish start from here.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) October 17, 2013