Today I have arrived back from my first 3 month checkup after undergoing the proton radiation treatment.
Dr. Paton assures me that I am doing fine. There has been no noticeable change in the size of the tumor, which is a good thing. At the 3 month mark it cannot be seen if the tumor is getting smaller, this may happen at the 6- or 9-month follow-up. The good news is that there is no sign that the tumor is larger, which means that the radiation just might have worked.
I am still feeling tired, sometimes with nausea to go with it. My regular doctor assures me this is normal for this to happen, an effect of the radiation.
I will be going again in April for my 6 month follow-up. And looking forward to some positive news as well as better weather.