So far, I have completed 19/30 proton radiation treatments. They have been going relatively well, with a little bit of nausea and loss of appetite. Below is a picture of my “spaceship” for the summer. My treatments take only about an hour, where they spend most of the time lining me up so that the radiation beams enter the correct placement. My only job is to lay still and not move for the duration of the hour. The team that works with me plays music during the treatment, where Paul often asks them to play Justin Bieber much to my embarrassment. I also have been doing a dose of chemo every week on Tuesdays. Once I return to Winnipeg I will likely have to do 6 more months of chemo (once a month). But for now I continue on in this Boston adventure.
On my last radiation treatment, I get to ring this bell. I am very excited for this day and can hardly wait. It will be very surreal once this chapter is closed. And with that another one will open!