The Victory Bell is a badge of honor for successfully completing your radiation treatment. It signals a new chapter of your journey and the end of a challenging event in your life. It was something I was looking forward to as it meant my daily trip to the hospital is done.
December 17 is the last day of my 31 days of radiation treatment. I did it! I rang the victory bell! It was bittersweet as I will miss the people I interacted with during my treatment. I brought home a certificate of completion as well as the mask they used for my treatment.
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After appreciating the fall colors at the Blue Ridge Parkway and doing what I need to do like there’s no tomorrow, my first day of radiation therapy arrived. On Nov 3, I started my first day of radiation therapy to lessen the chances of recurrence of my brain tumor and eradicate the remaining tumor cells. Our schedule was mid-afternoon and they were generous enough to have free parking for treatment patients.
We arrived there early and stopped by the nurse station to pick up a gown. I went to the dressing room and just wore the gown on top of what I’m wearing as the nurse advised me that it’s fine.
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