And I was nervous?

Akiss4me
Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
OMG....piece of cake!! Got there early (knew hubby would make sure I had plenty of time!) and they did take me early. Glad Moopy had warned me about the machine and table moving!! I was sooooooo spaced out on xanax that I thought it was the coolest thing in the world!!
I dubbed the machine "Optimus Prime" from the transformer movie. They were laughing at me and we actually had a good time. Gesh....I must be the first person to say that I had a good time getting rads!!
They will give me all the lotion I want and also all the nutrional supplements I want if I find I can not eat 3-6 times a day to keep my strength up. Shhhhh.....I didn't tell them I was on a diet!!
No music....no time. I'll bet I wasn't in there 5 min to position me (She drew squares all over me again!! Laughed and said she will be doing this everyday!), 10 min to zap me, and I'll say 3 min to dress & undress. Hubby says 15 min total...I said 18 min (I won!)
Hubby celebrated my first day (only 34 more to go!) by taking me to dinner. He is such a sweetheart!! He is bumming over the car though. His has hundreds of dings in it from the hail. My car that was parked 2 miles down the road at his work....was untouched!! Glad it was only one car hit or I could be paying 2 $250.00 deductables!!
Well, we'll see how it goes tomorrow....I will give you play by play for sure. Still waiting to meet the cute male tech!! :) Pammy
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  • fauxma
    fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
    Go glad it went well. And
    Go glad it went well. And use those lotions and hopefully you won't have too much burning. Eat good, rest when you need to and this will be done before you know it.
    Stef
  • tjhay
    tjhay Member Posts: 655
    wooohoooo
    See Pammy I told you it was easy. I would go in and tell the techs that I only wanted to be med well done though. Except that is on Fridays then it had to be well done so it would get me through till Monday. I considered it my own personal BBQ.
    Happy Smiles to you my friend
    Tjhay
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    I have often said that it
    I have often said that it takes longer to get undressed than it takes to get rads! Or am I thinking of something else? LOL Nevermind! The last time I made a joke about my personal life, I was chastised and ended up apologizing...so I will say SORRY right now, just in case! :-)

    Rads was the proverbial walk in the park for me...so a few hints to help you, ok? The burn is cumulative~ my radiation center gave away Aquaphor ointment by the handful...as often as you can go bra-less and wear big comfy T-shirts, do so! Be ultra careful with your skin~ it will be tender...

    As far as bathing is concerned, get a soft, natural sponge and Aveeno body wash. Nothing with perfume or dye, which makes Aveeno great. Saturate the sponge with not too hot water, add the Aveeno and just squeeze the foam over the affected side~ NEVER rub your skin! Pat it dry with a soft soft towel, and goop on your ointment of choice. Your skin may get itchy eventually; if so, ask your Dr for a Prescription for hydrocortisone creme, the OTC stuff isn't strong enough.

    The cool thing about rads? You get the ever coverted underarm and nipple tan ( whoo hoo) and, cancer evidently doesn't live on weekends! Who knew???


    Glad your sweet man took you out for dinner...awwwwww! Some things are way more important than diets; namely LIVE-ITS!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • bfbear
    bfbear Member Posts: 380
    chenheart said:

    I have often said that it
    I have often said that it takes longer to get undressed than it takes to get rads! Or am I thinking of something else? LOL Nevermind! The last time I made a joke about my personal life, I was chastised and ended up apologizing...so I will say SORRY right now, just in case! :-)

    Rads was the proverbial walk in the park for me...so a few hints to help you, ok? The burn is cumulative~ my radiation center gave away Aquaphor ointment by the handful...as often as you can go bra-less and wear big comfy T-shirts, do so! Be ultra careful with your skin~ it will be tender...

    As far as bathing is concerned, get a soft, natural sponge and Aveeno body wash. Nothing with perfume or dye, which makes Aveeno great. Saturate the sponge with not too hot water, add the Aveeno and just squeeze the foam over the affected side~ NEVER rub your skin! Pat it dry with a soft soft towel, and goop on your ointment of choice. Your skin may get itchy eventually; if so, ask your Dr for a Prescription for hydrocortisone creme, the OTC stuff isn't strong enough.

    The cool thing about rads? You get the ever coverted underarm and nipple tan ( whoo hoo) and, cancer evidently doesn't live on weekends! Who knew???


    Glad your sweet man took you out for dinner...awwwwww! Some things are way more important than diets; namely LIVE-ITS!

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Go Pammy!
    I was so happy to see your post that everything went so well on round #1. Listen to Claudia's advice -- it all sounds good to me!

    Take good care, and may all your rads be easy,
    Debi
  • aurora2009
    aurora2009 Member Posts: 544 Member
    I finally caught you!!!!!!!!
    I've already posted a reply to two of your other threads from earlier today and I think I'm finally catching up, I'm gone all day at work and it always takes me awhile see what I've missed.. But....I think I fianlly caught you :)

    Really glad to hear all went well today. For some reason I've been really scared of rads and not as scared of chemo. I must have it all backwards because you made it sound so easy.

    Good luck to you Pammy and keep us updated on everything, you've taken so much fear out of the unknown for me. Thanks so much for that.

    God Bless

    Aurora
  • lolad
    lolad Member Posts: 670

    I finally caught you!!!!!!!!
    I've already posted a reply to two of your other threads from earlier today and I think I'm finally catching up, I'm gone all day at work and it always takes me awhile see what I've missed.. But....I think I fianlly caught you :)

    Really glad to hear all went well today. For some reason I've been really scared of rads and not as scared of chemo. I must have it all backwards because you made it sound so easy.

    Good luck to you Pammy and keep us updated on everything, you've taken so much fear out of the unknown for me. Thanks so much for that.

    God Bless

    Aurora

    Glad it all went good for
    Glad it all went good for you. Isnt it funny how we can find ways to comfort our fears and help us through it. You were funny. Another smile i got tonight from this board!!!

    thanks
    laura
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    Xanax... and Hail..and rads....Oh my
    Pammy, I missed (or more likely spaced )that you already had your simulation. Glad today went so well and I hope that this streak continues. xoxoxo Lynn
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    fauxma said:

    Go glad it went well. And
    Go glad it went well. And use those lotions and hopefully you won't have too much burning. Eat good, rest when you need to and this will be done before you know it.
    Stef

    Thanks Stef...
    The resting I have down pat!! My hubby will be the first to tell you I have been praticing for months!! Eating....well....I am sorta on a diet....but I will be careful! :) Pammy
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    tjhay said:

    wooohoooo
    See Pammy I told you it was easy. I would go in and tell the techs that I only wanted to be med well done though. Except that is on Fridays then it had to be well done so it would get me through till Monday. I considered it my own personal BBQ.
    Happy Smiles to you my friend
    Tjhay

    Thanks Tjhay...
    Yep, you did say easy!! Ha,ha....if I use the BBQ one, they may take the xanax away!! :) Pammy
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    chenheart said:

    I have often said that it
    I have often said that it takes longer to get undressed than it takes to get rads! Or am I thinking of something else? LOL Nevermind! The last time I made a joke about my personal life, I was chastised and ended up apologizing...so I will say SORRY right now, just in case! :-)

    Rads was the proverbial walk in the park for me...so a few hints to help you, ok? The burn is cumulative~ my radiation center gave away Aquaphor ointment by the handful...as often as you can go bra-less and wear big comfy T-shirts, do so! Be ultra careful with your skin~ it will be tender...

    As far as bathing is concerned, get a soft, natural sponge and Aveeno body wash. Nothing with perfume or dye, which makes Aveeno great. Saturate the sponge with not too hot water, add the Aveeno and just squeeze the foam over the affected side~ NEVER rub your skin! Pat it dry with a soft soft towel, and goop on your ointment of choice. Your skin may get itchy eventually; if so, ask your Dr for a Prescription for hydrocortisone creme, the OTC stuff isn't strong enough.

    The cool thing about rads? You get the ever coverted underarm and nipple tan ( whoo hoo) and, cancer evidently doesn't live on weekends! Who knew???


    Glad your sweet man took you out for dinner...awwwwww! Some things are way more important than diets; namely LIVE-ITS!

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Thanks Claudia....
    I definitly will follow your hints!! I would never had thought of all this! I bought dove tonight (that is what they recomended) but do not like the smell!! Daughter works at CVS so I will ask her to bring me some Aveeno Body Wash to try. And, ummm, I can undress really quickly!! :) Pammy
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    bfbear said:

    Go Pammy!
    I was so happy to see your post that everything went so well on round #1. Listen to Claudia's advice -- it all sounds good to me!

    Take good care, and may all your rads be easy,
    Debi

    Thanks Debi....
    It does sound good. I hope rads go easy too!! Will be finishing the healing room tomorrow. Have a feeling I will be spending lots of time in there!! :) Pammy
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188

    I finally caught you!!!!!!!!
    I've already posted a reply to two of your other threads from earlier today and I think I'm finally catching up, I'm gone all day at work and it always takes me awhile see what I've missed.. But....I think I fianlly caught you :)

    Really glad to hear all went well today. For some reason I've been really scared of rads and not as scared of chemo. I must have it all backwards because you made it sound so easy.

    Good luck to you Pammy and keep us updated on everything, you've taken so much fear out of the unknown for me. Thanks so much for that.

    God Bless

    Aurora

    Thanks Aurora...
    Darn, I've been caught!! But as they say, I am innocent until proven guilty!! And I would just like to say in my defense.....yes, I admit it!! I'm guilty!! I was laughing and giggling and whooping it up at rads, but, but, the xanax made me do it!! It wasn't ALL my fault!! :) Pammy
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    lolad said:

    Glad it all went good for
    Glad it all went good for you. Isnt it funny how we can find ways to comfort our fears and help us through it. You were funny. Another smile i got tonight from this board!!!

    thanks
    laura

    Thanks Laura....
    I like to make people smile!! It is the one gift the Lord has blessed me with!! And I'm glad you were able to enjoy one!! :) Pammy
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    lynn1950 said:

    Xanax... and Hail..and rads....Oh my
    Pammy, I missed (or more likely spaced )that you already had your simulation. Glad today went so well and I hope that this streak continues. xoxoxo Lynn

    Thanks Lynn....
    Wow....now I have that tune in my head!!! "Lions...and Tigars...and Bears, oh my!!". I just may adopt that as my theme song!! Thanks.....:) Pammy
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    Piece of cake
    See Pammy? just another example of the waiting being worse than the doing. Of course it was a piece of cake, always will be for us warrior women!
    Just make sure you tell them you don't want to get any more cooked than medium rare.
    Hail? Really? Cool! except for the car thing. I would be really upset if my car got dinged by hail, hubby actually named it Optimus Prime! what a coincidence.
    So now that you have begun the rads, how long do you have til the end?
    Cat
  • elm3544
    elm3544 Member Posts: 748
    thanks for the update!
    Best of luck to you! You sound in good spirits and that's half the battle, right?
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    elm3544 said:

    thanks for the update!
    Best of luck to you! You sound in good spirits and that's half the battle, right?

    Pammy...
    Told ya so! LOL Hugs Jxxxxxxxx
  • tgf
    tgf Member Posts: 950 Member
    tasha_111 said:

    Pammy...
    Told ya so! LOL Hugs Jxxxxxxxx

    Pammy,
    I love how you describe events in your life. As I said in an earlier thread ... I'm still waiting for Chapter 7 of your surgery. You've left all of us hanging for the "conclusion." We know it came out OK ... but I want to hear the "rest of the story" anyway. LOL

    And ... I look forward to hearing more as your "Pammy does rads" story continues. You have a great way of keeping us all in suspense waiting for the next chapter/book. Sort of like those Harry Potter fans.

    hugs.
    teena
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    Hi Pammy
    I started out very nervous but once I got into the swing of it, I had fun with the technicians, nurses and doctors. You will also get to know everyone in the waiting room because they will be there every day at the same time too and celebrate with them when they are done and welcome the new ones in. It was more of a social get together every day. After a while, I went to see my new friends and the radiation was like an afterthought. Use the creams, you will need them.
    Pat
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    cats_toy said:

    Piece of cake
    See Pammy? just another example of the waiting being worse than the doing. Of course it was a piece of cake, always will be for us warrior women!
    Just make sure you tell them you don't want to get any more cooked than medium rare.
    Hail? Really? Cool! except for the car thing. I would be really upset if my car got dinged by hail, hubby actually named it Optimus Prime! what a coincidence.
    So now that you have begun the rads, how long do you have til the end?
    Cat

    Thanks Cat...
    Yes...hail!! Took out our garden (boohoo). That was 1 rad down and 35 more to go!! :) Pammy