Today was incredibly long, and my friend Teri wants everyone to know she was early. It’s a running joke, but usually I am the early one and she is not.
Linda and Teri came to keep me company today and Linda and I got held up getting into the hospital due to the Idiot’s Delight Waltz in the parking lots and garage at the hospital.
So today was my radiation planning day…..they were so nice but it felt really l-o-n-g and a little scary.
First I got to hang out with one of the nurses. Then I met with my doctor who went over the “No” list – as in NO shaving underneath the left arm for 7 weeks during radiation, no real sun, no real extremes in temperature, no underwire bras, no anti-oxidant vitamins like C,A,D,E during treatment and so on and so forth.
Then I went into the special room with the giant machine for measuring and all that good stuff. Then I got tattooed. I still hate needles. (Yes I know, big baby wahhh wahhh wahh)
I go back next week for the dry run and the first dose of radiation and all the scheduling. I would be lying if I did not say I was antsy and anxious. But I want this over with already.
Today I was Ms. Cranky Pants enough that my sweet man told me very lovingly this morning to return from the Land of Cranky and to retire the broomstick for the day. And yes I am trying, but I feel like I have this huge cavernous time and money eater ahead of me that is going to french fry body parts. But the flip side is we are all a long time dead, so I will get on with it.
My head is crowded and my emotions are a little fraught, but I am hanging in there.
Ohh! And I got my photos mounted to show and I picked up a freelance photo gig seconding my favorite professional photographer, so it’s not all bad.
Thank you support team for getting me through another day.