Radiations nickname is “Burned”.
My treatment was at lunchtime but I wasn’t done eating, my food went cold and my rad tech offered to heat up my lunch under the machine, as a joke! (Canshare/June 2011)
During radiation you get dots or lines tattooed or drawn on the treatment site to “line up the machines”. Since my treatment area was my chest, I started writing notes on my belly on different days for my rad techs to read and to have a good laugh. (Canshare/June 2011)
If you’ve never had radiation treatments, think “Sci-fi movie”. A huge machine is spinning around and/or over you in one way or another, and people are coming in and out of your line of sight. The room is darkened and bright lights are shining in your face, so all you see are the silhouettes of the rad techs checking to see if you’re in the “target zone” correctly or not. Then, they say, “HOLD STILL” and quickly run out of the room shutting a HUGE metal door behind them, for their protection, or to keep us trapped in the room, I presume. Hee hee. Then the machine clicks, whirs, and beeps at you in their absence. So, just go to youtube and watch any random movie scene of “alien abduction” and you’ll have a “heads up” on what to expect during radiation treatments. I know those guys love their alien personas, they just won’t admit it. (Snicker, snicker.) (Canshare/June 2011)
Well, if you have to wear a face mask for radiation for the head or neck, you can tell everyone you are a baseball catcher. Just start yelling, “Run for home, Run for home!!” when you have to wear the mask for radiation, it’ll make everyone laugh, that’s for sure!! (Canshare/Feb 2012)
He had his radiation simulation today, and in true Liam form, had his whole radiation team laughing. They gave him his sedation and nothing happened, so they gave him more, still nothing, then he closed his eyes and they thought he was asleep…..NOPE! He grinned and said, “My not sleepy yet!” We all busted up. (He has been sedated so many times now that he has built a tolerance.) LOL. (Miracle Boy 4 a Cure/Team Liam/http://www.facebook.com/#!/MiracleBoy4ACure?sk=wall&filter=2/March 2012)
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