Let's start with the mask...
See that white thing in my nurses hand...that'y my mask I have bonding time with everyday. See how far up in the air I am? Ya they tell me not to fall off that table. The thing at the top is where the radiation comes out. I can see the blue lights when it is around certain areas. There are little knives that move around and protect areas of my brain that the radiation is not supposed to hit. They are not really knives I just call them that. The computer tells that head where to go...maybe I will get a picture from my view so you can see up in the head. In a later picture you will see the head underneath me. That is so it can shoot from below. The head moves all around and the table does too...they say it is like Disneyland... I beg to differ.
They always ask me questions and I can't talk because they mask is so tight so I give them the thumbs up...they really like it...sometimes I grunt too. You can see the green lights they used to line my head up with. They take exact measurements everyday. This picture doesn't show how tight it is but you can see where they screw it to the table...see my long pretty hair coming out the side? It is never in the way anymore!
This shows the head at the bottom. No radiation is being shot at this point. They can't shoot any with people in the room.
This is me waiting for blood work. I sit here every week and I will for the next 59 weeks. I am rather cold every time so we bring a blanket
Here comes the needle...you can see how much my hair has already thinned since Sunday... I try to be brave when they stick me with needles. Dr. Jared you will be happy to know that I am taking extra good care of my teeths! :)
They got it in and the trial has begun...thumbs up...I have not had an IV since the hospital...I don't miss these things but the nurse did a really good job and it really wasn't that bad..all is well.
Trying to sleep and keep my arm straight...it fell asleep many many times.
I made it to sleep...I am one tired cookie
Well I am off work today and I have already been to treatment and back. All is well and I am just tired...I may be this way for the next 14 months. We do not know if I actually got the drug for the trial and we probably will never know. The only reason they would uncover me and find out is if we were having problems or if my tumor comes back...I pray I never know whether or not I am getting the medicine. Have a happy hot Friday and if you want to add people to your prayer list please remember Trina Day and Tony Bodrero. Both are in the hospital right now. They are not fun places and everyone could use an extra prayer. Bishop Huish called me today and I am so excited for our new ward. I know that they will take good care of us and hopefully we can help bless others in their ward. I will miss my ward so much. It will be weird to not have my dad as the bishop and to not see everyone every week. I have been in this ward since we moved here. I am glad we still live so close so I can go and visit so I can see all those faces of friends who have prayed and fasted for me and given up so much for me and blessed me with their talents. I love my ward and I know I will grow to love my new one...it will just never be the same as the ward I grew up in. I will never forget.
Clean the fridge
take a nap...a long nap
make a chain counting down days till radiation is over
mm sounds good to me!
Sorry there are so many pictures