On Sunday, Ron Rivera’s team scored a huge victory over Dallas Cowboys to keep his Washington Football Team in the hunt in the NFC East.
He had an even bigger reason to be happy less than 24 hours later after the Washington Football head coach completed his final chemotherapy treatment. Doctors told Rivera he is responding well to treatment, and “What I’ve been told is, it’s headed in the right direction.”
It was back in August when he announced a diagnosis of squamous cell cancer and completed his seven weeks of treatments Monday with a chemotherapy session and a proton treatment.
When asked last week about what has surprised him about the treatment, Rivera said, “There are certain things that pop up all of a sudden, side effects that you have — the fatigue, how tired you get, at times you get nauseous, honestly at times sometimes your equilibrium is messed with, almost a sense of vertigo. Then the nausea.
“It hits you at any time, anywhere. That really was, but the fatigue and going out to practice and stuff, it limited me and that really bothers me because I can’t really coach the way I coach. That’s hard. But being out there and not being able to just get into it the way I normally would, that was hard for me.”
Fight on, coach!