It’s Eddie’s birthday. Thankfully, Eddie’s dad joined me for today’s treatment so Eddie didn’t have to start his day trekking back and forth to Baltimore.
I didn’t feel as anxious this morning. I was looking forward to seeing what a ‘normal’ treatment was like. Yesterday’s treatment lasted over an hour. The initial brain scans and setup required remarking the mask and awaiting final sign-off of the treatment areas and protocol from Dr. Kleinberg, before the first dose of radiation beamed its way into my brain.
The drive up was a quick 45 minutes. Arriving early we met a few of the morning ‘regulars’ who were in various stages of treatment. Most showed no signs of wear and tear. Though there were two who one might guess were going through something unpleasant. It was all oddly comforting.
It felt warmer and more comfortable in the radiation studio today–yesterday was freezing. Today’s treatment was a quick and easy 20 minutes. The intense heat I felt on my head yesterday wasn’t there today. Still I had a slight headache leaving the studio. Nothing unbearable, but as someone who doesn’t remember having headaches before 2014, it was noticeable.