Monday, June 14, 2010

5 Down, 23 To Go...

I have finished my first week of radiation, and so far it has gone well. My appointment is at the end of the day, so I leave work and arrive there at 4:45. I change into a paper gown (I wonder how many trees I've killed with all the paper gowns I've worn this year), lay on the table for a bit and I'm done. It takes about five minutes to line me up and five minutes to zap me with the radiation. Every other day they put a gel pad on me that simulates skin, which brings the radiation field closer to the surface. Then once a week I see the doctor just to check in. It doesn't hurt at all and so far I haven't seen any of the side effects (red skin or fatigue). Here's hoping it stays easy!

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