I started my radiation treatments yesterday at our local hospital. When I got there no one knew why I was there. Apparently the sweet young thing that gave me the appt. card and set it up forgot to enter it in the computer. But it was OK because they got it straightened out.
Joe was there with me which I appreciated. I was just a tad nervous but not much. I knew I was in good hands. By the way, I am with State Farm, not Allstate, just sayin'.
The past few days I had naturally been a bit anxious about my upcoming cancer treatments but I have not been dwelling on it. It is what it is. I have complete trust in God to get me through this. The fact that it is a treatable cancer helps ease my anxiety too. But when I walked into the Ladies Waiting Room it hit me full force just how lucky I am. There was a lady sitting in there, donned in a hospital gown with no hair. She was wearing a turban and she was much younger than me. I was only in there for about 2 minutes but it was long enough for me to realize that I am one lucky woman. I kept thinking of her last night and every time I was so thankful that was not me. I am so grateful that I have been living my life for the past year or so being thankful and grateful for what I have, not what I DON'T have. It has really changed me in good ways.
The treatment didn't last long at all. What took the longest was lining me up just right so the radiation hit the correct spot. Once they started the treatment is lasted about one minute. It was not painful at all. I know that down the line I will be a bit sore but I can deal with that. I will just keep remembering that woman in the waiting room.
Thank you Lord.
Oh, and just so you know why this has that title I am sporting a large X on the end of my nose. It will be there for several days if not until the end of the treatments.