Part of the experience was entering into the radiation room.
Pretty overwhelming at first.
The machine was big and even though they do what they can to make you comfortable, it is a setting you don’t really want to be a part of for very long. I didn’t have to have this very long or very intense, and I do have three little tattoo’s to mark where the radiation beam was to go, it’s pretty life changing to arrive every day to this room with the hope and prayer that it will work, and nothing will be found ever again.
The actual radiation part takes about 5-7 minutes. It took us longer to drive there than the actual treatment.
Then I met with an oncologist there at that clinic who would determine how long and how intense of radiation I would receive.
I honestly have to say, the experience was good. Yes I know that sounds funny, but I have heard of others who come out with major burns, and I didn’t.
I didn’t have any residual problems from the treatment, and I passed with a good amount of energy and willingness to fight this.
I did do something that was not the best idea, in the afternoon the fatigue would hit me and rather than lay down for a nap, I made a pot of coffee.
I was emotional at times, but I think that is part of the process too.
The 16 sessions were life altering, and part of the experience is being willing to learn and accept what must take place.
I have a new understanding of cancer and the process of healing.
Part of the experience part two.