I was warned to expect a sore throat by next week. So far, it's minimal, more like a rawness more than anything else.
Pain from the cancer remains minimal. I have more pain in the small of my back (very little) than the neck, which means that the radiation is doing what it should be doing. Since the other cancer is being addressed by the systemic treatment, it will take longer for that pain to go away. I have to remain careful to not overexert myself even though I'm feeling much better.
Rachel was hit by a stomach bug. I had to pick her up at school. Poor girl vomited for eight hours. However, she's now feeling much better. She enjoyed spending the day at home, cuddling with Jesse, the kitten. (Jesse is settling in well, but is still a bit skittish. He has "chosen" Rachel as "his" human.)
We continue to be grateful for the many blessings in our lives. Our cups overflow!