Radiation went well today! Mom was fine riding in the car both to and back from her treatment and the treatment was very quick. As soon as she got back to the Kline, she turned in for a long solid nap. She'll go back for radiation again tomorrow, and every day for the next two weeks, then a few days into the third week. This coming Tuesday she'll have chemo and radiation, but that will be the only day that she needs to double up on treatments.
The side effects of radiation are cumulative, so if she does experience some discomfort, it won't be until at least next week (we hope). I also so appreciate that the radiation oncologist started on a Thursday; the treatment course is 5 days a week for 3 weeks, but this is such a better way to start out: 2 days on, then 2 days off, then the 5 day stretch. I'm sure Mom will be tired over the weekend and exhausted as the treatment continues. Remember that sitting up is exhausting, so the car rides alone happening every day will wear her out.