Sunday, January 20, 2008

Radiation tattoos and markups

This first image shows the markups right after my first few treatments.

This image shows my markups at treatment #18. You can see the radiation line going across my chest and under my arm. The scar from the lymphectomy is included in the radiation from under neath on my left side.

These markings are used by the radiology techs to line you up in the machine just so. They use laser beams in a darkened room to make sure you are just right. Thursday, I lay down on the table, put my arm up in the sling, and scooted up. Perfect! It was actually a little creepy if you think about it. So I was somewhat relieved on Friday when we had to do the usual poke and slide around routine to get me in position.

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