Just a quick update. As of today Joe has had 7 of his 32 scheduled radiation treatments, 1 chemotherapy drip and 4 visits from the home nurse. He's got a special wedge pillow to keep him sleeping upright, and one of the above things is making his swelling go down. He looks like himself again (YAY) and while his arms and hands are still pretty big he said his hand yesterday looked a little like it was being pulled through a bottle...sorta normal at the hand with even a vein showing, and then still kinda big.
Still it was a moment. He happily got a bit verklempt. There is visible progress.