Day 2 Have you ever wonder what happens during a radiation therapy session? This is a video of my second treatment session. 2 down – 13 to go!
Day 1 This morning started off busy, because my sisters and niece showed up at my house with their organizing gear. LOL. My entire kitchen has been reorganized and labeled. Thank you Twanda, Sylvia, Mary and Lisa for all your help today. My first appointment for the radiation therapy treatment was scheduled for 3:15pm. We… Continue reading Day 1 of Radiation
Family and Laughter make you realize what is important in life. I am determined not to let this diagnosis stop me from living and enjoying life. When I go back and read all the comments and encouragement from everyone, I am humbled and grateful by the number of people I have in my life that… Continue reading Family and Laughter ❤️😍
Today was SIMULATION day. I had an appointment with the technicians at the Alliance Cancer Care (formerly The Center for Cancer Care) at Clearview. They will be assigned/working with me during the radiation treatment.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors. IMRT uses advanced technology to manipulate photon and proton beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor. IMRT uses multiple small photon or proton beams of varying intensities to precisely irradiate a tumor. The… Continue reading IMRT – Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Putting on a new face – Mask This morning I had to arrive at Clearview for a 8am appointment. I was being measured for the face mask that will be used during the radiation treatment. The mask starts out as a flat piece of soft plastic. Then they heat it up in a watery mixture.… Continue reading Putting on a new face – Mask
ProActive instead of ReActive but not RadioActive. Larry and I get to Clearview around 8am, my appointment is not until 8:30am, but I always like to be early. We wait in the car until 8:15am because I know that Sylvia and Twanda will also be coming to the appointment with me. (I love my family… Continue reading ProActive instead of ReActive but not RadioActive.
I know I have a hard head – Lets just hope it doesn’t contain any metal. Today I had to have two different MRI’s done. MRI of the brain and MRI of orbital area. If you have never had a MRI, the machine itself can be a little intimidating. I see why certain people… Continue reading I know I have a hard head – Lets just hope it doesn’t contain any metal.
I didn’t sleep well last night. Still trying to get my mind wrapped around all of this. I need a change. Heading to my see my hairdresser to change things up. When I get my hair and makeup done, I always feel better. Thanks Demi
Follow-Up Heading back to Birmingham this morning for a 9am follow-up appointment with Dr. Vic at Alabama Ophthalmology Associates to get the preliminary results from the biopsy that was done on May 5. Dr. Vic explains what the preliminary results mean.