5/17/18: Today was the radiation simulation. With the help of a CT scan, they figured out EXACTLY where the radiation will be aimed. Then they drew on my skin with a permanent ink pen and then they painted lines on my skin and covered several areas with tabs to keep them from washing off. Now a chemist and dosimetrist will figure out the proper dose of radiation for me. I will start radiation on Monday, May 21st. At the 1st-3rd visit (and once/week thereafter) they will verify everything with X-rays.
5/10/18: On mine and Andrew’s 15th Anniversary, we met with a radiation oncologist to discuss my upcoming radiation treatment. After looking through my records, she said that I would be taking about 4.5 weeks of radiation. The likely side effects are fatigue and skin irritation at the radiation site. I will go back on 5/17 for what they call “radiation simulation” where they will draw/paint markers on me to show exactly where radiation will go.