Thursday, September 17, 2009


This is pretty much it. I was placed on the table and my head goes into a form they made the last time I went. It is a thing like styrofoam they pump up around you. Everytime I go, I get put onto this form to be sure I am in the right spot.
They leave the room but say they can hear me and see me. It looks like star wars when you see the machine working. It first shows the round part with thin red lines going across each other at the top, then another one coming in from side to side and meeting.
It changes sides and then comes back again and then the large square part is used.
You don't feel it really, just hear the machines working. It is over in five minutes, they helped me up and said, "ok Nancy, see you tomorrow.
I will go every weekday for 6 weeks if no problems arise. The doctor said he will be watching each week to be sure my skin doesn't burn.
Again, thanks all of you for caring and praying for me.


Hi, I'm Barbara from Missouri and.... said...

Oh Nancy, it looks quite scary!! You are so brave and I greatly admire you for that. My prayers and thoughts are with you each day dear Friend.


Sonja said...

Thank you for sharing this. I am very interested in what you have to go through, your personal story.

Brigitte said...

It's good to know that treatment has started now. I'll be thinking of you the next weeks.

onlymehere said...

This was really interesting. I didn't realize that the actual treatment didn't last too long. I think it's absolute genius that they would make a mold of your head. What a great way to be sure that you're positioned correctly. I pray that this treatment will be successful for you. Cindy

Amy Marie said...

hi Aunt Nancy, so glad to hear that you don't have to do the chemo. Radiation every day will be enough! Keep us posted and please let us know if you need anything!

Judy said...

You have such a positive attitude and I sure admire you. I hope you do well with the treatments.

Mary said...

This all looks/sounds familiar although I'm sure much has changed since I had radiation 20 years ago following surgery. I had to be tattooed - permanent marks which I can still see. I remember crying one day and the tech. ran over and asked if I was OK - I said I was, and that I was just having a few tears because I was so grateful knowing they were saving my life!

My love and prayers are with you Nancy. So glad you don't require chemo - I had that too later - but you probably made the right decision if your doctor agreed.

Hang in there dear - it may get a bit rough but think of how great it will be to know you have won the race. Life is good.

Love and hugs - Mary.

Heidi said...

Since we just talked you know how glad I am that all is going smoothly. You will look forward to the 6 weeks being over and it might make time pass quicker looking forward to not having that to do each day. But it is easy enough to do that it is you complain more about having to plan it into each day than having it done. That is a blessing. Just close your eyes and think you are knitting while you lay there. :-)

Love and hugs ~

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

It all looks like something from a science fiction movie. Good to hear that you are being looked after.

Big Hugs!!!

Linda said...

Hi Nancy, I'm happy your treatment is running smoothly....and you are getting the best care.

Love your recent day trip pictures. The paddlewheelers are so neat....the races sounded like a fun time, followed by wine tasting and dinner...a lovely day.

Thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers...remember we are winning the battle. hugs, Linda

Sweetie said...

Nancy - I was thinking of you and thought that I would check out your blog. I am so glad that I did. Thank you for sharing. My prayers continue to be with you.