...to the office...
Here are a few things we have seen on our walks:
After my last post about the two separate sessions I had with two entirely different positions, my doc called and said after studying all the pics from both positions, they had determined that the supine position (on my back) was the best way to go. I have to admit I was bummed. I am not a medical expert by any means, but it seemed reasonable to me that in the prone position on the pink breast board would be the best way to go, as it separates the diseased breast from the rest of the body and would/should protect the heart the best. However, Dr Blitzblau explained that because of where the tumor was -- near the chest wall and ribs -- that when the breast was separated downward, the heart followed. And it also had to do with the dosage -- my heart could possibly get a bigger dose in the prone position than the supine. That's probably way too simple an explanation but the best I can do at this point. There comes a time when you just have to trust the professionals and move on. I know they have worked hard to plan my sessions. My first appointment to begin the planning stage was on the 9th. Finally, on Monday, the 23rd, I will start Monday-Friday radiation, so in essence, it has taken two weeks of planning to ensure I receive the best possible results from radiation. Of course, I am not their only patient.
We are looking forward to the weekend. Our daughter is coming tomorrow and we plan to check out the RV Show at Raleigh's Convention Center. It's always fun to look. Her husband and the boys are hunting, so she's hanging out with us!
As always, thanks for stopping by -- have a great weekend and may God continue to bless our voyage, as well as our family and friends everywhere!