Thursday, May 8, 2014

I Will Not Be Killed By The Cure

Today was my planning meeting with The Radiator. He is a smart young doc who looks a lot like Cary Agos (Good Wife) i.e. way younger looking than he could possibly be. Scans and measurements, a "cast" made so that I will be in precisely the same position every time I come for treatment, and four tiny permanent tattoos to ensure that they don't aim the beam in a way that might fry my heart. All a bit surreal, but I can't escape the idea that one day advanced science will look back at this treatment as barbaric.

But. Let's talk about tattoos. I never thought I would have one. Now I have four.


Helen said...

OK ... ten lashes, go ahead .. I deserve them! I have been absent far too often from my blog and out of the country most of April. You can find me now on Poetry Matters. I hate it that you are going through this. Sending you positive energy and tons of support. Hang in there, I promise to check in more often. Helen

Tabor said...

You have maintained your sense of humor as this starts and I always assume that is a good thing. Maybe when this is all over you can join the dots and make a really pretty tattoo out of it in celebration!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Take care
stay in touch
healing thoughts sent your way..

Tabor said...

Oh, I forgot to add, a doctor who is that cute, is a really good thing!

Anita said...

I've stopped by a few times since your Thelma and Louise posts, checking for your "current events" and not seeing any.

I just left Tabors and saw your comment which led me here, knowing that you'd posted again.

A lot of people are not praying people nowadays, but I still am, so I hope you don't mind if I say one for you. xoxo

Blog when you can and talk about cancer, cute doctors, tattoos, or whatever suits your fancy.

Wisewebwoman said...

I've thought about a huge "DNR" (do not resuscitate)tattoo on my chest. But oh, I do not like the route you've had to take.

Cute doctor? Small compensation.

May it all go well. May this be a memory you will laugh about.


Mage said...

Did you get to pick the colors? :) Seems like all my friends are going through this right now. You can yell at me any old time.