I am 50% completed in my radiation therapy (30 treatments, scheduled to be completed on July 14. So far side effects have been minimal: tiredness, slight radiation burning on the right side of the scalp. Tiredness is the biggest side effect. I have a new appreciation for those undergoing similar treatment and want to give up. Constant tiredness is a big factor in wanting to give up. I get tired of being tired. One of my docs thinks I am exhibiting a great deal of fortitude. my sister says it is a MacDonald trait. I think it is the result of so many people praying. I have less than zero appetite, although my weight is staying up but meals are a major effort. I wish I could package my appetitie issue for those of you who would like that problem. Today is another treatment day and in spite of my tired feeling, I am determined to do my pre-treatment brisk walk (1 block inside the main Jefferson hospital betwen 10th and 11th street and then up a flight of steps, two-at-a-time, 4 laps. This helps oxygenate my blood in prep for radiation at the Bodine Cancer center, next door. I am always glad to be home so I can hit the couch. Thanks so much for praying.