The scariness of the treatment has been alleviated since Monday! Yesterday I, Cathy, went to MD Anderson for my radiation ‘orientation’. It was a little different than the last orientation I went to…my freshman orientation at college, but the people involved were just as nice AND a sweet woman walked around offering freshly baked cookies! I had an ‘education’ time which was very helpful and a ‘simulation’ time where I went through a practice drill. I even received three small tattoo marks for the radiologist. I forgot to ask if they could give me three flower tattoos in a pretty blue. Bummer.
My chemo/radiation will start Tuesday, Aug 2 and I am stockpiled with things I will need to remain comfy during this treatment. Our fears of the potential DPD deficiency were also lessened…the nurse said in the 21 years she has worked there, she has only seen 2 cases of this. With that info, we decided not to pursue the expensive time consuming test. Tomorrow is a PET scan and then it’s just waiting for the kickoff!
We are continually encouraged by your sweet notes and reminders that we are being prayed for. We feel blessed.