Sep 23, 2009 - 11:10 am
On monday I went for my first Brachytherapy session in Boston and it was by far much easier than I expected and without a doubt the easiest of all the treatments- surgery, chemo, and external radiation. I am being seen by the Chief, Gynecological Radiation Oncology and Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology Harvard Medical School and I think SHE is great. I felt so comfortable the first time I met her and she seemed to love answering all my questions and being challenged by the questions. I have heard from her staff and the radiation staff at the hospital where I had my external radiation that she is a top doctor in her field and world known. That makes me feel great.
The appointment was less than 45 minutes and most of that was waiting for a bathroom to open up to change. The actual time I had the radiation going through me was just over 3 minutes. No pain, No side effects, easy compared to everything else.
As for Harry Connick Jr, when they had me laying on the table to get the radiation they turned on the flat screen on the ceiling and turned on the music. The flat screen show the beach with waves and mountains in the background and the music was Harry Connick Jr singing FEVER.
As for my cold, I developed a cold about a week ago and it seems to be taking a while to get rid of. I have no fever but have a stuffy nose, cough, and some body aches. I finished up chemo in mid july so I am wondering how long it will take to build up my immune system. I also went last week to a Homeopathic Pharmacy that has been in business for years and got some probiotic capsules and all natural cough and cold medicine. The owner was very helpful. You can visit their website at www.naturalcompounder.com.