3 Little Birds

“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.

This is pretty much what it looks like except the one I was on looked like it was and older version…much older: 

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!


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