The Week of June 3-7

I have been absent from here this past week.  I’m not sure where my day time hours go.  It seems like one minute it’s 9:00 am and the next thing I know it’s time for bed.  Sadly, the blog suffers from absentee landlord syndrome.

On the other hand, that can be good because it pretty much means that things must be going along well or else I’d have things to write about!

ghog2Actually, it’s more like this.

Remember this movie?  Groundhog Day?

Here’s a quick rundown.  The film came out in 1993, starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.  Phil Conners (Murray) is a news reporter sent out to cover Groundhog Day.

Phil isn’t exactly a likable character and the film shows that for him to make a change in his life, he is doomed to relive the same day over and over and over again.

 

 

 

 

 

Every morning he is awakened at 6:00 am to the clock radio playing “I’ve Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher.

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In my version, every morning I arrive at 10:45 to the Cancer Center to change into my half gown.

I put my things into a locker and sit in the chairs to be called back for my treatment.

I go in and settle into my mold while the super sweet techs adjust me.  Every day I try to hit the mark perfectly, but there are always adjustments to make.

Sometimes there is a pull to the right.

Sometimes I have to scoot up a touch.

The gel-like bolus gets placed on my chest and the first set of scans begin.

Second set requires a moving of the bolus more on my side.  The machine rotates around and starts another set of scans.  The table also gets shifted to an angle.

The bolus is then removed and the machine moves back to the top position.  The table is straightened and shifted down a bit.  The last scans are a top and side.

Then I am finished.  Back to changing room and home I go.

On Tuesdays, I meet with Nurse Cecilia and Radiation Oncologist Dr. Lingareddy.

On Thursdays, I go through the same scans but there is video recording that goes on which just makes time on the table a little bit longer.

This particular week, Dr. was attending her son’s 8th grade graduation so I met with a partner on Thursday instead.

My skin is starting to show some wear.  It looks like a sunburn in a rectangular patch from my collar bone, down my sternum, right under my beast and along my ribs on the side.  I’m starting to feel tired.

The best news is that while Phil Conners was caught in a loop that lasted YEARS, I’m half way through treatment!

 

 

 

 

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