That one word pretty much sums up radiation day 1.
I was in the room less than 15 minutes. We waiting around to talk to the Dr. (who I meet with every week). He was in the room for about 30 seconds since we didn’t have any questions. Haha! He greeted us, logged into the computer and glanced at it for a second. Then he asked us if we had any questions. We said no. That was it. Seriously, 30 seconds.
Backing up a few hours…I slept horrible last night. I kept waking up. I finally got up around 5:20 and tears starting flowing as I thought about what was coming. Not tears of fear, but of sadness that I had to go through it, even if it is easier than chemo and surgery. It’s still something and it’s an every day something for what seems like a very long time.
As I spent time in God’s Word early this morning, Isaiah 26:3 was an encouragement to me. “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trust in You.”
A note card with this verse on it is sitting on my kitchen counter as a reminder to keep my thoughts on the Lord and not on the machine that will be zapping me 33 more times.
It was suggested to me by a few people to think of it as my job, so I will do that. HOWEVER, I haven’t reported to a typical job in 11 years. While I work 24/7 as a mom and then some as a website developer, it’s very different. So it will take some getting used to. 🙂
So radiation day one is complete. Below is the goofy selfie I took as I was waiting. Please notice the very stylish and enormous gown I’m wearing. At least it’s nice and warm when I put it on. 🙂