All ready for my Zap.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Today my radiation was a little out of the ordinary. One of the technicians was a friend of mine Kari Kinakin. I haven't seen her in over a year and it was so great to see her. She was actually working in another unit today and heard through our mutual friends' that I was a patient so she came by and ended up helping the other technician with my procedure. It was a wonderful surprise to see her and even better getting zapped from a friend. How many people can say that about treatment!? My sister Dawn who brought me today took a few pictures of the procedure. Here they are:
Thursday, January 6, 2011
18 more to go. The first two radiaiton treatments have been pretty easy. Basically you check in to the radiology department, change into a hospital gown, wait until they call you. Lay on the bed with your hands behind you grabbing 2 bars. They move the bed to match you up precisely to two destinct points. They leave the room and zap for 1 minute. Then the set up is changed to the other side. Again, zap for 1 minute. Done. it all takes about 20 - 30 minutes. So far I don't feel a thing.....
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Happy New Year. My radiation starts tomorrow Wed Jan 5th with the first of 20 treatments over the month. Monday to Friday every day. I am looking forward to getting it over with and moving on with a healthy and cancer free life. Stay tuned for my progress.