Doug Boone The Good, the bad, and the ugly. The good- day 3 of radiation treatment is done. We are still zapping my little "friends" but we won't know the results for a while. No nausea. The bad- the steroids cause my head to swell (I know your asking how is that possible) and the already tight fitting mask now squeezes my head for the 40 minutes causing a temporary headache. The alternative is the halo brace that screws directly into your head so I don't think I will complain. The steroids also mess up my sleep schedule so I am thankful I get to take naps this week and next. The ugly- my hairline is now equal in loss or greater than my favorite Rook partner so I won't be able to tease him any more. Two more treatments we know of for next week then time to wean off the steroids and start the immune therapy for the rest. I am not sure I'll be running the Hope 5 K this year and may have to just train better for next year's race. Thank you to all for the prayers, cards, and kind words. I will leave you with the first two verses of Psalter 141: 1. Gracious God, my heart renew, Make my spirit right and true; Cast me not away from Thee, Let Thy Spirit dwell in me; Thy salvation's joy impart, Steadfast make my willing heart. 2. Sinners then shall learn from me And return, O God, to Thee; Saviour, all my guilt remove, And my tongue shall sing Thy love; Touch my silent lips, O Lord, And my mouth shall praise accord.