My first radiation freatment

March 26, 2012

Today I had my first radiation treatment, and things didn’t go quite as smoothly as I had hoped.  I was nervous and didn’t eat anything, so it made me feel queasy and out of breath when I was finished, which scared me more and made me feel worse.  I began feeling better once we were off the road and I had eaten.  I hope things go better tomorrow because I can’t imagine doing this every day for six weeks if this is the norm.



  1. So sorry to hear that radiation sucks. My thoughts are with you and I hope that the fact your sister is with you makes this even a tiny bit more bearable. Feel better 🙂

  2. For what it’s worth, when I did radiation I had this weird fear of how high up I was on the table thingie (I don’t like heights). Maybe it’s different now. However, I thought I’d flail about or something and zap something that shouldn’t be zapped (never happened, but, whatevs we’re talking about obsessive things here, as you can imagine). Net net is, I would close my eyes during the whole thing and visualize the trinity and just say in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost for the three minutes or so I was zapped. It helped. The mantra thing. Your prayer may differ, but it works.

  3. I was also afraid I’d accidentally move and they’d zap the wrong part. Like you, I didn’t move, but it was in the back of my mind. I tried going down my prayer list as I was undergoing treatment, and it worked pretty good. Today was much better. I ate before I went, took anti-nausea medicine and I wasn’t as nervous.

  4. Stay strong. You’ll get through this like a hot knife through zombies.

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