Radiation (again)

So this is a little overdue – partially due to my own forgetfulness. Gwen has met with her Raleigh and Boston doctors and it was determined that it was time to radiate her bone spots. Things were a little bit larger than previously thought, AND a new spot was found on her sacrum. It is ok if you have no idea what this is. I think only a small portion of the population does. So here is a visual for you:

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Upon closer inspection, a hairline fracture was discovered on the sacrum. The hope is the scar tissue that will remain after radiation will fill in the fracture.

She is actually getting radiation on the sacrum, left ilium (hip bone), and right femur. The spots have progressed to the point that a fracture is a concern. The doctors have told her to limit activity in terms of jumping and told her not to fall. I mean, I am not sure about you guys, but I am pretty confident we are all out here trying not to fall… This is the first time she has been put on any kind of physical restrictions, so that has been a little humbling.

Here is a pre-radiation appointment shot of the femur radiation spot:

Apparently, it isn’t as big as it looks

She had radiation this week and will continue next week. She is doing okay. Meanwhile, we are now fully vaccinated, so that is good and we are excited!!!

5 thoughts on “Radiation (again)

  1. Thanks for the update!! As always I will pray that it goes well for Gwen. Please say hello to all of the family😊💖 Patsy Hagan

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  2. Been praying over “dem bones” since I got the update! Praying for God to super radiate those spots with strength and healing. Sending lots of love and prayers to all the Orilios, McLaughlins, and Fischers!!

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  3. Been praying for “dem bones” since I received the update. Praying for God to super radiate Gwen’s bones with strength and healing. Sending lots of love and prayers to all the Orilios, McLaughlins, and Fishers.

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