4 Down, 26 To Go

We were running a little slow in the proton radiation center tonight. My appointment was at 6:45 and I didn’t get to leave until 8:30. Some thoughts from the 4th treatment:

  • I spent about an hour in the waiting room before getting called back to the changing room for therapy.
  • In the waiting room the guy next to me was ripping off a bunch of farts. I don’t think they were as quiet as he was hoping they would be. I tried my best to not get the giggles.
  • Every television in every waiting room in the hospital is tuned to HGTV. That channel is insufferable. I have little patience for watching couples argue over small details in $500k – $800K homes. Oh, you are going to make a $150K improvement on your kitchen??? You have got to be kidding me. Insufferable.
  • I was ok with the music in the therapy room tonight – 80’s rock to start off – AC/DC which was followed by the Rolling Stones Satisfaction…
  • The technicians can rotate the table up and down, spin it up to 90 degrees or tip it left and right in order to line the laser up in the correct place to blast me. My head gets blasted in three different settings. For the first setting, I felt them tilt the table a little bit to the right. That got me. The entire time in that blasting position I felt like I was floating in the ocean – wasn’t about to get my bearings back after that slight adjustment (the technician said he tilted the table six degrees). They then rotated the table and lowered it a bit for the second blasting. I couldn’t catch up on that one either. I felt like the table was continually lowering while I was getting blasted for a few minutes. The third time nothing moved too much – so I just laid there and waited out the final blasting. Jenn says I have vestibular issues – I don’t know what that means, she is the one that teaches anatomy and does neurological PT. I am not arguing that, and probably staying off of roller coasters for awhile…
  • We started a Go Fund Me page to help us through this season of our cancer journey. https://www.gofundme.com/f/c4e45t-tim039s-cancer-treatment?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnsharemore_r&fbclid=IwAR0Cln5i3EfZf6iMyhqWWCzXTe92yDAyrIqDt_a-bCoD6J30dmlz11j8pm8
  • We also set up a page at takethemameal.com – for Jenn and the kids while I am away. It has already been a huge blessing for us! www.TakeThemAMeal.com/NLXI0111
  • It is difficult to put into words how grateful we are for those who are walking with us through this stage of our cancer journey. It is difficult for Jenn and I to ask for help – but we are overwhelmed by the response. We recognize that we are blessed people!

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