Saturday, October 29, 2011

The countdown is on!

This past week I had 9 different appointments. It was pretty busy for me. I know there are others that endure way appointments and visits with doctors, specialists and such than I will ever have to and to me they are strong, amazing because it is busy and exhausting.

I took some pictures of the room that I am in called the Beach. This is the machine that does the damage! ;) If you look directly above the radiation machine you can see some lighted panels on the roof. They are pictures of waves crashing in the water - to help soothe and relax you I suppose, or give you something to looks at if you get bored in there. You'll be able to see them better in another pictures that I will put up. I rest my left arm in the stirrups on the left side of the bed and tuck my right thumb under my hip because you have to stay in the exact position that you were placed in when the first CT was done. So if you have an itch, a twitch or need to go to the bathroom - you have to wait! If you do have to cough (I did the first few weeks because I had a cold and it's too hard to hold in some coughs) it's all manners aside and you just cough in whatever postion you are in because your body will usually settle back down to the position it was in in the first place.

The reason it is so crucial to stay in the same position is becase they literally work in millimeters when lining you up on the machine. So if you move, they have to start all over again. I think it would be quite a tedious job. And there is always two people in the room to double check what the other is doing while setting up.

This is me laying in postion ready to go... well almost, I have to expose my burnt, disfigured left used-to-boob and then they draw markings on me by following the tattooed areas and then all things are a go.

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate you posting all this! I am sure learning a lot!!!
    I think you're amazing! Hang in there!!!