So, I officially entered phase 3 today with the obtaining of my first tattoos on my ankle.
Today, I made my little way to Westwood in less than 1 hour at rush hour thank you very much- note it took an hour and a half the other day ( or really thanks ot my dad for scouting alternative routes). I waited a few short minutes and then they took me back into a room and began the process of simulation. The whole things means that they took all kinds of xrays of my foot, studied the angles and decided how best to treat my foot. Meanwhile I was laying on an unpadded xray table at an awkward angle with my hips and lefty crying out for a different position while the simulator lady cajoled me to please not move, over and over again. If that sounds like fun to you, you have a warped sense of humor, but really it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. When they were done with deciding how to radiate lefty they came her with a tattoo needle and marked the spots so they could find them again. (In an aside, the tattooing thing hurt. I have at various points in my life considered getting a tattoo, but always chickened out or let saner minds prevail. Maybe just because lefty is sore anyway, but those little dots hurt.) They then declared simulation done and you are free to go. Well, thank goodness I had a drivers, because after holding lefty in one posiiton for two hours, she hurt and I had a headache. Oh this is so fun. I start the actual treatments next week. Later than was the goal, but hey we are back on track.