Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Wonderful Surprise

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:

All ready for my Zap.

                               Here I am with Kari.  Thanks for the personal touch Kari!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2 Down,

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

Radiation starts.....

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.