Friday, September 5, 2008

Visited the Radiation Oncology office again.
Silly me, I thought I’d go in, they’d tattoo me up & I’d start treatment tomorrow.
Doesn’t work that way.
Wednesday, took CT scans using lasers located in 3 different places of the room. They marked me in a couple places for the potential areas of radiation, which is merely the first phase of the “planning process”. A nuclear physicist has to look at the scans etc, make more plans etc…. then I go back and they match me to the scans and the plans. I THINK I get the tattoos then. (yes, just got the call. I go in Monday to confirm markings & get tattooed. Tuesday I begin radiation.)
They call it…. “3D Radiation”
Scary things from radiation…. lowered immune system (again)
Boob swelling, or shrinkage…. I can handle that. But it can also cause lymphedema in my bad arm, and it can cause a condition in which the lungs swell & it acts like pneumonia, but must be treated differently. It can happen right away or 10 YEARS down the line. wow.

5 comments:

Chris said...

We're always pullin' for ya C, hope things get better.

Love You
--Chris

Anonymous said...

Carol its your dad. I finally figured out that this might be the way to be in touch with you. I did leave a note in your storm door with some info that I hope you see when your ready. I believe it's the begining of on going good....

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol it's Dad again. That one efin nurse you had who wouldnt see warnings to pt's health s/b beaten before forgivin. I am proud of your attitude getting you through this! I hope your contact will be personell soon. Hows Bobby & Sarah??

Anonymous said...

Hi Baby me again(Dad) hope you dont mind me identifing myself this way..I do hope somehow you r feeling better ! I had a recelection of the last time we were together when I dropped you and your mother off in front of the train station, before I could get out of the car to give you a proper hug you had grabbed my head with both hands and gave me a big ol smack on the side of my lips! Which then reminded me when of an earlier time. We all were visiting your Nana (my Mom) and I was sleeping on the couch and as was the wisdom of your Mom she told you to wake me up (cause she knew I liked it when you did it) and you weren't even two and I rember it cause they took a pic of it and it is one of my favorite mam...memories....you brought your face to mine and just louder than a whisper said: "Daddy,wake up we've got to go home."Like a big girl, then. Talk to God, Carol. then 'let go' and listen & LOVE. I'll b backI Love U, ~C~

soulMerlin said...

I think Musical Tribut Through Art is a beautiful description of soul-to-soul, and the woman behind it (I once described her as a mixture of Susie Quatro and Joan Jett (and I was pretty close)

When I say I am enjoying reading your posts, please don't misunderstand me...it's just that you're so positive, it's life affirming and life winning...and I'm smiling.

xhenry