Friday, my wife went in for her third radiation treatment. The staff at the Cancer Center are so supportive that she now feels comfortable during the treatments. The treatment time is only fifteen minutes and most of the time is spent programming and aiming the machine, the actual radiation only lasts a couple of minutes.
My wife is in good spirits, accepting the necessity of the treatment. We know that at some time there will be skin discomfort and fatigue, but so far the two hour round trip for a fifteen-minute treatment is the fatiguing part.
To make the procedure somewhat more comfortable we have scheduled the appointments just before noon which allows us to explore local restaurants, book stores or points of interest in conjunction with each treatment, as long as she feels up to it.
I will continue to post general information about her treatment, hopefully to help inform people about to be involved in, or supporting someone through, the cancer treatment process.