“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Lao-tzu – Chinese philosopher
Tomorrow that journey officially kicks off for me. I had the final set up and dry run today. It was basically nothing more than getting an x-ray. They did all their final alignment with some lasers and moved me around on the table a bit to get me in the right position. I did not even realize the machine they will be using for the radiation was what I was on today. I thought it was just another x-ray machine but I found out that’s where I’ll be going every day for the next 5-6 weeks for the treatment. To me it looked like an old washing machine hanging upside down.
The bed is stationary. The head of it rotates around you to aim the beam at the correct location. It will be a quick process. They told me it will take about 10 minutes of setting up when I get there. Then only about 5 minutes to get the radiation. Lather. Rinse. Repeat daily for 5-6 weeks. It seems as though it has taken FOREVER for this to finally get going. The wait is over. Its game time. All I can do now is hope for the best!