Diary of a Brain Tumor Patient's Wife

Aug. 13, 1997

Renette Davis

Paul stayed home yesterday. He's starting to get tired more easily from the radiation treatments, and felt wiped out after going to work on Monday. He went to work today though. He's also starting to lose his hair on the side where the beam goes in, but you don't notice it much with the new short haircut.

I'm staying home today. I've been real tired too - don't know how much is stress, how much is all of the running around, how much is short nights, how much is fighting a cold. Anyway, I thought a day off to catch up might help. After I took Paul to radiation and dropped him off at the train, I came home and went to bed and slept til 10:30! That is unheard of for me.

So far Paul is not having any problems with the chemotherapy. We got a list of foods from the dietician this morning that he's not supposed to eat. He can't have most cheeses, but she said mozarella should be ok because it's not aged much. Yippee, we can have pizza now. However, we can't have sausage or pepperoni because they're on the avoid list, but we can try veggie pizza.

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