A while back one of our regular posters, Redwing57, made and posted on this forum a most helpful video. He actually filmed himself undergoing an actual radiation treatment session of his from beginning to end.
He was very ingenious in that he positioned his camera phone in his shirt pocket in such a way that he was able to capture the entire session, from the time he walked into the delivery chamber until he walked out after the session had ended.
Note that what Redwing57 filmed was the real thing
and not a practice or simulation session. His video show what an RT session is actually like. A link leading to it is given below
As you call it up and watch it, please note that at the beginning of the treatment session, just after Redwing57 lays down on the table, the female technician very quickly and discretely
positions the privacy towel on him. It only takes a couple of seconds for her to do this, and in fact this action is barely visible on the video, it happens so quickly.
Well, that's the way it happens in real life. I know, because radiation was my primary treatment, and I remember the techs (usually female) positioning the "privacy towel," while lifting my hospital gown, in virtually a single motion, so that privacy was certainly respected.
Also, you will not in any way be laying there naked.
And do note in the video that at the end, as he is getting up off of the table, that Redwing57 himself is removing the privacy towel and seeing to getting himself dressed.
In any case I really think you're going to find that as you're lying there on the table waiting for the machine to begin its passes, that your mind will be far more on things like holding a steady position, controlling your full bladder, steady even breathing, etc. Concern with being "seen" by a lady tech, if it even happens, will really seem unimportant to you at that moment.
Here's the link to Redwing57's post about
this here on HW PC. It is definitely worth viewing, both for the privacy aspect and for the overview it gives. (I assume you have not started SRT yet?) Click on this link and then click on the link given in his first post and it will start the video:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=2878923
BTW, as you might imagine, there is a wealth of experience here among forum members on radiation therapy, so please feel free to ask any other questions you may have about
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Post Edited (81GyGuy) : 6/15/2015 8:50:26 AM (GMT-6)