Friday, June 4, 2010

Radiation and the Death of the Doughboy!


Today was my first "official" day of radiation treatment. It was very anticlimactic at best! My first chemo session I stopped breathing, so I thought maybe I could somehow top that. Luckily, it was very boring! It was basically like getting an x-ray. I had always pictured a weird laser beam or something. A "Beam me up Scotty" type of experience. And there were no microwaves involved at all. So there go all my weird expectations. Instead, I hardly even get to read a book in the waiting room before the ceiling calls out my name from the PA system. Today there were two Mrs. Johnson's in the waiting room and so when the speaker said "Ms. Johnson, you can come on back." I looked up and said, "Me?" and the ceiling responded, "Yes, you, now get back here!" It was quite humorous and I had to explain to the Radiation techs that there were actually two Mrs. Johnson's out there. It is just simply weird when the ceiling talks to you. I mean I have heard of divine intervention, but..............

O.K. now for the good stuff!!! My in laws sent this to me over a month ago in an e-mail and I have been chuckling ever since, so I am going to pass along the good times. Just click on this link below to see what I mean!


p.s. Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day so find your nearest doughnut shop and get a free doughnut.
p.p.s. I am not allowed to wear deodorant while I am doing radiation therapy, so instead they told me to wear corn starch on my pits. Guess what? It doesn't work, AND I smell like a bakery, so if you smell snickerdoodles walking by, it is just me!
p.p.p.s. I WISH I smelled like snickerdoodles!!!

7 comments:

Bonnie Hynes said...

That's funny stuff...corn starch? What about good ole Tom's of Maine organic deodorant...not anti-perspirant? fun times in that AZ heat too! I'm soooooooo glad all is well.

April said...

Lol! And what did they say about baking soda? I've used that before and it works great! (Just don't use it if you have any broken skin... ouch!!) You make a paste and then pat it on. Anyways, hope the rest of your radiation goes well!! <3

Shelly said...

Ahhh...good times. I swear it feels like yesterday that I was waking up at 6 in the morning for that blasted appointment. I still dont wear deodorant-im all nervous about the whole cancer/deodorant link. Who knows if its even close to being true,but you cant be too careful, right? Who are your techs? I loved mine, but it has almost been a year and I cant remember their names. You wont notice a thing for about 3 or 4 weeks so enjoy your skin until it turns to leather and is never the same =) Im all upbeat and whatnot. Good luck! It seems like your doing well and getting through it all with a smile. Your awesome!!

Farr Family said...

I'm so glad the first radiation treatment went well! And that is too funny about corn starch! We love you lots! You are my Hero!
Kimberly and the boys and a girl

annebabe said...

mmmm, what's that smell??? a bakery? nope, just Christa walking by! ha ha! glad radiation was much less weird than anticipated, what a happy discovery. :)

bek said...

i miss you. thats all.

*CPA* Su said...

That's so interesting that you can't wear deoderant...will you self-combust or something?! :) I am so glad it is going well so far though. I guess the results will be worth a little bit of stinkiness!