Just got home from my first day of radiation. I knew the treatment wouldn’t take much time each day, but I was still pleasantly surprised when, after under 40 minutes, I was walking out the door with mom. And all future days will be closer to 30 minutes.
The treatment will start everyday with my head getting locked down with my fitted mask. Once I’m in place, the machine will take an x-ray to ensure that the radiation will hit the correct spots. Then I will go through three different periods of radiation, all of which are just a few minutes long. In between each, the machine rotates my body/head and the machine so that it is aimed from different directions. It’s all pretty incredible. I’m lucky it exists.
I’m happy to have this day done. It’s only 1 of 29, but it’s a good start, and it just means I’m that much closer to being finished. However, in the meantime, mom and I are figuring out things to keep us busy during the days, considering only 30 minutes of it will be treatment. I’ll be starting part-time work for Target again. We’ll visit museums. We’ll go shopping. We’ll watch movies. And once we’re into the grind, time will go much more quickly.
Finally… just wanted to let you know that I have a mailing address now, and have put it on the Contact Info page in case you need it.
Bye for now.
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