At last

Today is the first day of treatment to see off what might remain of the tumour that had so rudely intruded into the back of my head.

The first stage was radiation therapy with high energy X-rays (6 MeV). Yes, I had lots of questions about the technique being used, the energy and wavelength of the radiation, precision etc.

Linac machine at 6MeV ready to treat me

Mask on, lie still, relax and enjoy the ride. There was a lot of machinery moving about with whirring noises. As requested, I was very still. It felt like it was over in no time.

Mask on and ready to go.

The next step was at the oncology ward, where I was presented with a mountain of tablets, both for my treatment and to counter possible side-effects (to be addressed in an upcoming report).

Radiation treatment

The staff are so kind and considerate. If it wasn’t for COVID-19, I would probably end up as a metoo case for hugging them all.

Published by Topherwelch

Just an ordinary guy trying to live an ordinary life. I do ordinary things like run, cycle and ski. I swim if I have to. I enjoy all sorts of music and like to play some too. I enjoy good food - maybe too much - and a glass or two.

3 thoughts on “At last

  1. I love your photo caption.

    I suspect you are going to lose some weight, eating whatever you want to eat. Your weight loss plan should not be recommended to anyone else. Hang in there, and only do what you feel like doing.


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