Here’s what I’ve learned about the linear accelerator I lie in daily: it deserves respect!
First, I only learned it’s called a “linear accelerator” yesterday. I like “ray gun” but that name would probably hold down sales.
Second, x-rays near my stomach make my tummy unhappy. Before my daily session I’m supposed to take an Ondansetron (aka Zofran):
Ondansetron blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting.
Wednesday I forgot! You really shouldn’t forget.
I was able to work, but not much more. Much of the rest of the day was spent in bed trying not to think about my stomach.
No fool I, today I remembered my meds. The radiation still has an effect, but it’s way down in the background now. There’s little comparison yesterday to today.
The walls at the linear accelerator facility are four feet thick. It’s probably easier to be on the other side of the wall.