Pictures anyone?

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Mrs. Sarge
Mrs. Sarge Member Posts: 206 Member
I asked my rads techs if I could let my son take pictures tomorrow of me and my buddy (mask)on the table and they said yes. Am I crazy for wanting this momento? My family says I just want more sympathy and they're probably right!! :) Just wondered if any of you did that or wanted to? Will take pics of the tech's too who have been very kind. I guess I'm weird that way, but I'll put the pix in my journal that I'm keeping of this historic event!
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  • Sam999
    Sam999 Member Posts: 319 Member
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    Yes, i want pictures too
    Yes, i want pictures too :)

    I have asked the techs and they said my husband can take the pics.

    Sam
  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
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    Me too!
    Not for sympathy. Many people were curious, a picture showed what I was doing each day! I kept my mask also, plan to decopage it with butterfly print fabric--mine was used twice!
  • Ingrid K
    Ingrid K Member Posts: 813
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    KTeacher said:

    Me too!
    Not for sympathy. Many people were curious, a picture showed what I was doing each day! I kept my mask also, plan to decopage it with butterfly print fabric--mine was used twice!

    yes, take pics
    YES, definitely take pics. I am sorry that I didn't think of it.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    Why not
    Hi Mrs. Sarge,

    I never took pictures but I did invite my wife in to witness the complete radiation procedure (last time). My doctor and technicians all said fine. She watched me gargle, rinse and spit, pick out my music, lie down on the table, rub my face, scratch my arms (make sure I didn’t itch) and put on the mask, for the 35th and last time. She then accompanied the technician around the corner where they described every minute of treatment, throughout the ordeal.

    Even with me telling her about it, she was surprised at how detailed and professional everyone was. I was glad I asked if she could watch. I just had to have her walk in my shoes (so to speak). Not to scare her mind you, to include her in my adventure.

    I never took a picture, but I do have the mask and who knows what I might do with it.

    Better do it now, it will be over before you know it, say chesse.

    Matt
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    I'll have to have the Tech's take mine on my last day...
    my husband wants nothing to do with that "back room", tho my sister's are highly curious. Now that you've brought it up, I'm getting a pic on my very last day.

    p

    PS...whats wrong with a little extra sympathy...I'm sure these ground hog days are moving way faster for everybody else, than they are for us!!
  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
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    I don't think you are weird.
    I don't think you are weird. Please post the picture. I wish Jim would have let me take a picture or brought the mask home after treatment so we could show it to our two children that smoke.

    Debbie
  • tommyodavey
    tommyodavey Member Posts: 727 Member
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    jim and i said:

    I don't think you are weird.
    I don't think you are weird. Please post the picture. I wish Jim would have let me take a picture or brought the mask home after treatment so we could show it to our two children that smoke.

    Debbie

    Common Question
    My wonderful tech took several pictures of me on the table so I could show my wife what I was going through.

    People ask so many questions that a picture is worth a thousand words! It has nothing to do with seeking sympathy.

    Tom
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    Common Question
    My wonderful tech took several pictures of me on the table so I could show my wife what I was going through.

    People ask so many questions that a picture is worth a thousand words! It has nothing to do with seeking sympathy.

    Tom

    I did!
    My wife took two photos of me in the mask and on the table being "strapped" down.
    She also took one on the last day when I rang the bell.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    I did!
    My wife took two photos of me in the mask and on the table being "strapped" down.
    She also took one on the last day when I rang the bell.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.

    a bell?
    Dan,

    Did you really ring a bell? I just picked up my mask and went to chemo. Now, there is a burger joint in Salem that let’s you honk a horn if you like the food, but it is not quite the same. Maybe there afraid the bell would scare the technicians in the other room?

    Just for fun,

    Matt
  • osmotar
    osmotar Member Posts: 1,006
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    Not Crazy At All
    From the time I started my rads last nov , ended dec 30th, each time a new family memeber came to visit the techs let them come back to see how I was set up on the table with the mask..I think they were more worried about the "mask" than i was, once they saw it and how comfortable I was , strange I know, with having the procedure done it aliviated some of the concerns they had for me.My mask sits in my bedroom, I've wanted to take it to a Michaels store to have it framed almost 3-D , it was and always will be a part of my life.

    Linda
  • osmotar
    osmotar Member Posts: 1,006
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    I did!
    My wife took two photos of me in the mask and on the table being "strapped" down.
    She also took one on the last day when I rang the bell.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.

    No Bells
    But got a diploma ..LOL some graduation ..eh?
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    Got My Pics
    Some I took (the HUGE door to the rads room, techs, machines); some techs took (me in mask on the table). Have my mask, as well. My family can't even look at the mask.
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Pam M said:

    Got My Pics
    Some I took (the HUGE door to the rads room, techs, machines); some techs took (me in mask on the table). Have my mask, as well. My family can't even look at the mask.

    Hmmm
    Not sure about the pix- didn't occur to me. I just tried to take it more in stride, rather than make more out of it than just getting it done, I guess one might say. Did keep the mask, though, when it was all over.

    kcass
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Hi Sarge

    I did not take any pictures but did keep my mask both times. I use to hang them in my office and when people see them for the first time they always asked what they were. Great conversation starter if nothing else.

    Hondo
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    CivilMatt said:

    a bell?
    Dan,

    Did you really ring a bell? I just picked up my mask and went to chemo. Now, there is a burger joint in Salem that let’s you honk a horn if you like the food, but it is not quite the same. Maybe there afraid the bell would scare the technicians in the other room?

    Just for fun,

    Matt

    New Pic,
    Hey Matt,
    I've just changed my pic to one of me "ringing out". I had just finished
    my second rad session of the day and my final one (33) and then my wife
    Took the photo.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Keepsake...
    Don't feel weird about wanting pictures...this is our journey ! Wanting to document what we have been through as cancer survivors is never wrong ! Heck I want to use mine as a halloween decoration...LOL ! My kids think Mom's lost her mind. Do whatever it takes to get through this....it's all up to you. Best wishes, Katie
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Keepsake...
    Don't feel weird about wanting pictures...this is our journey ! Wanting to document what we have been through as cancer survivors is never wrong ! Heck I want to use mine as a halloween decoration...LOL ! My kids think Mom's lost her mind. Do whatever it takes to get through this....it's all up to you. Best wishes, Katie

    The longer this thread goes on....
    the more determined I am to get the techs to take a pic of me during the last week. Hubby really doesn't want to know, but my sisters and some of my friends all have a touch of Tom Sawyer in them, and want to see (reference to trading a dead cat for a chance to whitewash a fence...LOL)

    Hubby will be gone for 3 days next week for his own medical stuff, so my sisters are taking me to rads...perfect opportunity....yes! :)

    p
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    The longer this thread goes on....
    the more determined I am to get the techs to take a pic of me during the last week. Hubby really doesn't want to know, but my sisters and some of my friends all have a touch of Tom Sawyer in them, and want to see (reference to trading a dead cat for a chance to whitewash a fence...LOL)

    Hubby will be gone for 3 days next week for his own medical stuff, so my sisters are taking me to rads...perfect opportunity....yes! :)

    p

    take a picture
    Morning phrannie51,

    Smile big!

    Good luck,

    Matt
  • michdjp
    michdjp Member Posts: 220
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    I took pictures
    I took pictures of my dad on the table with the mask on. I was amazed and truly admired his will for what he had to go thru on a daily basis.
    When we look at them now..(7months later) I still get chills..
    Michelle
  • DaveACC911
    DaveACC911 Member Posts: 8
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    Pictures
    I'm the same way. I had a friend take pictures of me being positioned and secured to the table. The pictures made explanations to friends and coworkers a lot easier too. And as you can see by my ID photo, I kept my mask, and mounted the thing on my wall like a trophy.