Yesterday I had the first inkling of a reaction to radiation, in the form of diarrhea. I took my pills with loperamide HCl and didn't have a recurrence. But it was surely related to the radiation treatment. I have no treatment over the weekend or on Monday. We'll see if this particular complication recurs when I resume treatment Tuesday.
Then late last night, I searched in places where they had been hidden and smoked a tobacco cigarette. I feel ridiculously -- or maybe not so ridiculously -- guilty about it. I had quit, and I didn't even feel that much of an urge, just a desire to inhale some smoke. Well, I may lapse again, but I feel that much more serious about not doing so.