Monday, September 22, 2008

First Treatment

So today was my first radiation treatment!

Last Friday they put me on the table and took measurements and several films so they can track progress and ensure the treatment is reaching all the areas of my breast. I also got tattooed! Four small dots, one on each side, one in the center of my sternum and one in my nipple (that one HURT!). I'm now cured of ever even remotely considering getting a tattoo.

The treatment itself actually only takes a few minutes, the time to set up and position me on the table takes up most of the half hour for my appointment. I don't feel any different yet which is, of course, a good thing.

I spent all of my weekend working on the house and I have to give a big thank you to my friends that stopped by to help. Especially E! If you want to know the definition of what a true friend is it's her. She has been there for me every step of the way since that first weekend in May when my life started going topsy turvy. I only hope that I can be there for her in the same capacity whenever she needs me (of course I hope she never has to go through breast cancer though!).



alfia said...

I will keep my fingers crossed that this treatment cures you completely from any traces of cancer. It all will be over soon - the treatment, the sale of the house, the betraying husband. Life is going to be much better!

Kristin said...

Hi Gini! I wish you well on this hard journey. I know you will pull through this. Hang in there!
Kristin W

Sven said...


I just wanted to say hi and send my best wishes from Germany.

I only recently learned about your blog - an earlier e-mail telling me about it got lost in the big space of the net.

From now on I am going to read the blog regularly and follow your journey.

All the best,