It is Wanda blogging this time: I asked to see what goes on in the control room. Two technicians manage the radiation at all times. There are four screens, some show calculations, one shows four views of Emmalee lying on the table with the blue mask on, one shows the graph of treatment focal. I don’t remember all, but it is very impressive. Those techs really know their business. 66 bursts that takes about 30 min to administer. The arm that rotates, reminds Catherine of a giant kitchen aid mixer.
When she finishes, Emma has the imprint of the mask on her face for about 15 min. I asked if there is significant collateral damage to brain cells. Yes, there is, but the tech says they regenerate.
Today, Emma went to treatment in style. She found thigh high leggings with colored strips, and a shirt to match. Right now she is in her school, but should be out soon for lunch. I am hungry. The appointment with the doctor informed her that she will be free to leave on the 3rd of April, but needs to come back for an MRI on April 16. Thereafter, she will return every 12 weeks for check ups. Signing off. wlw