Saturday, February 21, 2009

The New Adventure Chapter Three

This sign greets cancer patients as they head for the cancer center for their appointments
Tuesday was my first visit to the radiology doctor. He asked background questions that no one else has asked such as my profession and where I worked. He was very personable with a good sense of humor. We are both graduates of KU! He talked about the plan for radiation, the effects, and other aspects of treatment. I also had a CT scan with no dye that would help with precise placement of the radiation. One of the prerequisites was a mammogram on the left side where the surgery was done. So that was completed on Wednesday.
Thursday was my first radiation treatment day. There was a lot of time spent with determining precise measurements and body placement so that each treatment would be exactly the same and drawing lines around the area of the breast. Then I had my first treatment that lasted less than a minute. Before leaving I received several small, freckle-sized tatoos that would allow quick placement each day. Friday was day two of treatment with me in and out of the cancer center in less than 15 minutes.
I have not had any ill effects of the treatments. Two radiation treatments completed with 32 more to go.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear about all the TLC you are getting Jane. You are in my thoughts and prayers.