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.
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.
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).
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.