Sep 18, 2013 - 8:11 am
My first day at rad today. I was apprehensive early this morning not knowing what to expect, that included the hospital transport. I needn't have worried, the transport turned up on time, I was the first pick up 8.30 then we picked up another head and neck patient, followed by a terminal stomach cancer patient. I was in the waiting room for 10 minutes before I was called in for treatment. it wasn't too bad I managed being in the mask without a panic attack. the transport left straight away so I was home by 11. 45. That was quicker than I expected, was prepared for a whole day waiting around, I took my ipad, 2 smoothie drinks and a bottle of water but didn't need any of it. I,ll. be more relaxed tomorrow. it was theraputic to be with people who had same as me. my family are sympathetic but don't understand what you go through, because I've not made any complaints and played down the treatment they think it's just a doodle. I'm worrying now that I shall get my partners head cold, he's bunged up in the throat and nose, I ask about what happens if I get a cold in my nose..could I use throat and nose spray but they said ," no, that could make me sore" I have to go ahead whatever otherwise it upsets the rad course. Know as time goes by side affects will kick in............