So, yesterday, one of the technicians that helps “load” me into the Gamma Knife noticed my ultra-tattoo:
Came to find out that all three of the technicians working that day are runners. None of them have run further than a 10K, but one of them was training for a half marathon. It’s kinda funny that I found myself in the position of being a 45 year old cancer patient trying to convince three healthy, fit, 25-30 year old runners that they could run a 50k if they just trained for it!
So today, we did a little photo shoot just to show my family what it looks like in “the room”. The lighting looks a bit weird because the alignment/targeting light was on:
They are surprisingly efficient at that office. My treatment lasts almost exactly 10 minutes, and they get me in and out of the office in under 20 minutes…that’s from the time I check in (electronically) change, have the treatment, re-dress, and exit! Somehow, they still find the time to talk to you like a real person, ask you about your day, and remember details about you. It is truly a great group of people working there, and I am grateful for them. I expect we’ll get to know each other pretty well over the next 6 weeks or so.