Posted 9/16/2021 8:30 PM (GMT -6)
Hello, TheSwan ---
The night before I started 45 radiation treatments, it was an overwhelming feeling ...
Suddenly, it occurred to me --- I ONLY had to focus on one treatment at a time!
They would add up, but that "one treatment at a time" realization was EMPOWERING!
One treatment at a time? I CAN DO THAT, I realized!
Evenings and weekends are there for resting, relaxing, and rebounding!
You have the preliminaries done now!
Back in the day, on the track team, I was a hurdler. There were the high hurdles and the low hurdles.
By getting the preliminaries done, you have jumped the HIGH HURDLES already!
Now --- just keep leaping over the series of "low hurdles" --- those daily radiation treatments.
But most of all, my compadre --- you only have to jump ONE LOW HURDLE at a time!
That mindset --- ONE TREATMENT AT A TIME --- carried me through those 45 radiation treatments!
Once you get started, each treatment follows the same pattern. Treatments are quick, and you're on your way!
My radiation technicians told me to show up in track pants & a t-shirt, and then I didn't have to change into a hospital gown each time! Easy breezy!
They played my favorite song "mix" each day --- two songs each day, and I was done for the day!
You've got this!
CYCLONE - # Iowa State University