Wednesday, March 28, 2007

1 down, 27+/- to go

Yesterday was my first radiation treatment. I have to say that I feel a little like a lab rat or alternatively like something out of a Star Trek movie. Because the treatements go something like this... They take me into a room with this big xray thing coming down from the ceiling and laser sighters coming out of each corner. I then lay down on the hard flat xray bed, my foot goes into the mold and then they line up the tattoos with the laser sighters and some grid coming out of the xray thing. Then once all that is done they zap my foot from two different angles which means that the xray thing rotates around my lovely xray bed. Aside from the discomfort of laying in one position it really isn't too bad, and the drive seems to be settling into about an hour each way whichI seem to tolerate (of course today I have to go during rush hour so we shall see). Bottom line is 1 down 27+/- to go. (+/- is because they won't commit to exactly how many treatements I will need, until they see how I respond to the treatments, but I am aiming to be done around cinco del mayo. So we'll have to celebrate that lovely adopted holiday)

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

I'm that the treatments are tolerable and am SO happy that you are home.