Well....darn it all....the rad machine is on the fritz....

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phrannie51
phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
The rad-onc called and canceled my radiation today because the machine isn't working. They told me to call tomorrow morning, to make sure it's working before coming in. I'm trying to see this as a day off...but I'm SO wanting to get to the single digits for my number of treatments....after today it would have been 9...

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  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
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    So you broke a RAD machine,
    I knew you were strong but thats a 1st. LOL Im so proud of you P, although I feel I have fallen so far behind in this cancer treatment. One Chemo, and most of the folks that came on about my time are well thru their procedure of RADS and Chemo. So I do not blame you for wanting to just get it done. I know I do but still will have to take it ODAAT.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    Almost there
    P,

    I too had a malfunction, the computer had a hiccup and my appointment was canceled (and I already took my Lorazepam). Next thing they called and rebooked me for an hour later. Yikes and Yeah! I was so conditioned to doing everything in just my special order, but it worked fine.

    So happy you are reaching the single digits.

    Bless you,

    Matt
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    You're right Mr. Ditto.........
    It's ODAAT...and that includes mechanical failure....LOL. Just hoping they don't have to ship parts from back east or something. Also, was thinking....what about the person who was on the table when it broke...LOL. Do they count 1/2 treatments?

    Hope you're feeling better today!!

    p
  • ditto1
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    You're right Mr. Ditto.........
    It's ODAAT...and that includes mechanical failure....LOL. Just hoping they don't have to ship parts from back east or something. Also, was thinking....what about the person who was on the table when it broke...LOL. Do they count 1/2 treatments?

    Hope you're feeling better today!!

    p

    Good day so far
    thats true I would insist on partial credit myself.
  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532
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    You're right Mr. Ditto.........
    It's ODAAT...and that includes mechanical failure....LOL. Just hoping they don't have to ship parts from back east or something. Also, was thinking....what about the person who was on the table when it broke...LOL. Do they count 1/2 treatments?

    Hope you're feeling better today!!

    p

    It's happened to me a couple times too...
    ...but the company that made the machine is in Palo Alto so they can get parts on the same day. My appointment was never cancelled, just delayed.

    They'll just tack the missed day onto the end, I expect, unless they decide to double up one day like they did with me (today). :-)
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Laralyn said:

    It's happened to me a couple times too...
    ...but the company that made the machine is in Palo Alto so they can get parts on the same day. My appointment was never cancelled, just delayed.

    They'll just tack the missed day onto the end, I expect, unless they decide to double up one day like they did with me (today). :-)

    If they doubled me up I'd be delighted......
    I'm already there, my amifostine is already loaded into my body...to kill two times with one throw would be great!

    p
  • ratface
    ratface Member Posts: 1,337 Member
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    If they doubled me up I'd be delighted......
    I'm already there, my amifostine is already loaded into my body...to kill two times with one throw would be great!

    p

    don't despair
    as it seems quite common and will have no negative impact on your treatment protocol/outcome. It broke so often with mine that they just kept the repair guy on site for several weeks. It was dishearting to me at the time, but in the big scheme of things rather insignificant to anyone but me. They finally figured out it was my ratface shining through the mask, but you are much to beautiful for that to happen. Must be a rat in there somewhere, whats the person before you look like?
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    ratface said:

    don't despair
    as it seems quite common and will have no negative impact on your treatment protocol/outcome. It broke so often with mine that they just kept the repair guy on site for several weeks. It was dishearting to me at the time, but in the big scheme of things rather insignificant to anyone but me. They finally figured out it was my ratface shining through the mask, but you are much to beautiful for that to happen. Must be a rat in there somewhere, whats the person before you look like?

    LOL RF.....that cracked me up....
    the "rat" must come in the morning, since they called me at 11:00...ha! I made good use of my day....went to the grocery store..ALONE :)....walked the dog, and took a long nap unaided by Antivan :).

    p
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    LOL RF.....that cracked me up....
    the "rat" must come in the morning, since they called me at 11:00...ha! I made good use of my day....went to the grocery store..ALONE :)....walked the dog, and took a long nap unaided by Antivan :).

    p

    Downtime
    Twice this happened to me, and both times as somewhat welcome news. Not a big concern, P51, as far as effect on treatment. Was probably a factor in my only getting 31 full rads, then 3 partials at the end, too. Do hope you're back at it tomorrow, though, because all of us "love them rads!" Yikes!

    And listen- Ratface's reason for his breaking down is one thing, but you're not a Cub fan. are you? Talk around the RCC in 09 was that a Cub fan was getting tx, and everybody in the world knows about the Chicago Cubs...I am so guilty! And, I'm thinking Ratface, who lives in Chicagoland...

    kcass
  • ratface
    ratface Member Posts: 1,337 Member
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    Kent Cass said:

    Downtime
    Twice this happened to me, and both times as somewhat welcome news. Not a big concern, P51, as far as effect on treatment. Was probably a factor in my only getting 31 full rads, then 3 partials at the end, too. Do hope you're back at it tomorrow, though, because all of us "love them rads!" Yikes!

    And listen- Ratface's reason for his breaking down is one thing, but you're not a Cub fan. are you? Talk around the RCC in 09 was that a Cub fan was getting tx, and everybody in the world knows about the Chicago Cubs...I am so guilty! And, I'm thinking Ratface, who lives in Chicagoland...

    kcass

    The curse of the goat
    I took to bringing a small goat with me but to no avail as the machine kept breaking, They(Cubs) have won their last three though, so perhaps Phrannie's problems are over? If you see any size goat at the facility, run the other way.
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    They just called...and the rad machine
    is still not working...I may end up with this whole week off if they had to order parts...
    they said they'd be calling tomorrow, too...This is giving my neck a rest, it's gotten crusty in spots...and my soft palate (which is the only hurtie place in my mouth).

    p
  • ooo
    ooo Member Posts: 105
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    They just called...and the rad machine
    is still not working...I may end up with this whole week off if they had to order parts...
    they said they'd be calling tomorrow, too...This is giving my neck a rest, it's gotten crusty in spots...and my soft palate (which is the only hurtie place in my mouth).

    p

    I'll finish radiation
    I'll finish radiation therapy on June 15. Chances are we'll celebrate together. Enjoy your break (no pun intended) and thanks for always keeping an eye on me!

    Dre.
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    They just called...and the rad machine
    is still not working...I may end up with this whole week off if they had to order parts...
    they said they'd be calling tomorrow, too...This is giving my neck a rest, it's gotten crusty in spots...and my soft palate (which is the only hurtie place in my mouth).

    p

    Hope It's Fixed Soon
    I was so fixated on my "final rad day" that was marked on my calendar, I was truly bummed when my machine had a time out, and I had to get time tacked onto the end. Glad it's not a horrible thing for you.
  • Greg53
    Greg53 Member Posts: 849
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    Pam M said:

    Hope It's Fixed Soon
    I was so fixated on my "final rad day" that was marked on my calendar, I was truly bummed when my machine had a time out, and I had to get time tacked onto the end. Glad it's not a horrible thing for you.

    Baling wire and duct tape
    Hey Phrannie,

    I always brought along baling wire and duct tape (along with some cehwing gum and a ball-peen hammer). I can fix anything with those. Actually the electricity went out while I was on the table one time. The tech said the machine was on emergency generator so they told me to hold tight and they would get me going. They did but it was an extra 15 minutes on the torture....I mean rad table. Worst thing was AC went out in the building due to electric going out. I was one sweaty & stinky dude by the time that session was over.


    Getting close Phrannie!! I don't post much, but I'm still following all the ones going thru treatment - ms sarge, ditto, meagan, laralyn, dre, tuffenuff (sorry if I missed any). Thinking about you guys all the time and wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

    Positive thoughts!!
    Greg
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    ooo said:

    I'll finish radiation
    I'll finish radiation therapy on June 15. Chances are we'll celebrate together. Enjoy your break (no pun intended) and thanks for always keeping an eye on me!

    Dre.

    Yup Dre.....
    my finish date is being pushed out, so it does appear we'll get done together...maybe Meagan will hold off on her party (she gets done the 11th).....and we can all party together together on here :).

    p
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Greg53 said:

    Baling wire and duct tape
    Hey Phrannie,

    I always brought along baling wire and duct tape (along with some cehwing gum and a ball-peen hammer). I can fix anything with those. Actually the electricity went out while I was on the table one time. The tech said the machine was on emergency generator so they told me to hold tight and they would get me going. They did but it was an extra 15 minutes on the torture....I mean rad table. Worst thing was AC went out in the building due to electric going out. I was one sweaty & stinky dude by the time that session was over.


    Getting close Phrannie!! I don't post much, but I'm still following all the ones going thru treatment - ms sarge, ditto, meagan, laralyn, dre, tuffenuff (sorry if I missed any). Thinking about you guys all the time and wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

    Positive thoughts!!
    Greg

    Might try-
    WD-40? You could always hire UPS to make a gift package delivery to them- complete with WS-40 and duct tape and two old D batteries- their reaction might be one for the scrapbook! Hoping you are appreciating the time-off, P51.

    kcass
  • phrannie51
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    Kent Cass said:

    Might try-
    WD-40? You could always hire UPS to make a gift package delivery to them- complete with WS-40 and duct tape and two old D batteries- their reaction might be one for the scrapbook! Hoping you are appreciating the time-off, P51.

    kcass

    I've fixed many things with WD-40
    duct tape, baling wire, oh...and don't forget bungie cords for fencing...LOL....

    Machine is up and running today, so getting my daily morning mental prep done...and will be down to the single digits when this day is over!! 9 rad treatments left!! :)

    p
  • TheOtherDitto
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    I've fixed many things with WD-40
    duct tape, baling wire, oh...and don't forget bungie cords for fencing...LOL....

    Machine is up and running today, so getting my daily morning mental prep done...and will be down to the single digits when this day is over!! 9 rad treatments left!! :)

    p

    Good news!
    Glad they got that machine up and running for you today as we really needed to see you in the single digits this week! This time next week you will be facing your last weekend going through rads!!! Awesome realization isn't it?!?!
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Good news!
    Glad they got that machine up and running for you today as we really needed to see you in the single digits this week! This time next week you will be facing your last weekend going through rads!!! Awesome realization isn't it?!?!

    I wrote that at 9:30 after I called them.....
    at 11:30, just when I was heading out the door for the amifostine, the radiation onc called back, and they were broke down again....so I'm still stuck at 10 treatments left :(.
    They'll have the whole weekend to get this thing up and running...just disappointed that now I have two FULL weeks of rads still to do.

    p
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    I wrote that at 9:30 after I called them.....
    at 11:30, just when I was heading out the door for the amifostine, the radiation onc called back, and they were broke down again....so I'm still stuck at 10 treatments left :(.
    They'll have the whole weekend to get this thing up and running...just disappointed that now I have two FULL weeks of rads still to do.

    p

    Sorry Phrannie...
    but all the posts made for a great read today!!! :)

    Gotta love you guys and gals and your sense of humor!!!

    Tim