If you read yesterday’s blog, you know that I had an anxiety attack when they placed the mask on me. As a result, I did not receive my radiation treatment. Today I came prepared – I took my xanax medication to keep me calm. Mary also accompanied me to the treatment room to help be get relaxed.
Although it was not with out some anxious moments, I was able to “survive” the mask bolted to the treatment table. They said today is the longest day because they take x-rays and mark the mask and other steps to ensure that the radiation is aimed at the right locations. So about 35 minutes later, they removed the mask and I was finished. Yeah, I did it.
Hopefully it will get more “comfortable” as time goes on. But I’m just glad that I make it through my first radiation treatment today!