Hi Jean! As everyone has said, the radiation doesn't take long. It will actually take you longer to undress and put the gown on than the actual treatment will. I have had loss of motion in my shoulder since the radiation. The one thing that I do every day in the shower is walk my fingers up the wall of the shower. With the hot water, it makes it easier to use the shoulder. I used gel pads that I got from the rad onco on the area that was radiated. They were wonderful. The only side effect that I had while in radiation was being tired. Watch for those pink feathers tomorrow. We will all be there for you.