I met with the radiology team and I’m now confident I could pass my O-Level physics. I failed first time.
Proton or Photon.. I had no idea what either was. I know what a futon is but apparently it’s not related.
Proton is better than Photon I know that much. And I know this because doc drew lovely descriptive pics for me. Proton is aimed at just the cancer and has no exit point. Photon, not so tempting as needs an exit.. It also fries more healthy cells. I can’t afford to lose more precious brain cells! The downside to Proton is possible permanent hair loss.. But what would I prefer.. Hair or brain cells? It’s a no brainer. (No pun intended.) I may be trending the comb-over.
So the obstacle is the minefield of negotiating with US insurance companies.. They don’t like to fork out for Proton but my fabulous docs assured me they’d fight it. If it doesn’t happen then Photon it is.. That, or I could just stick my head in the microwave for a few minutes every day.
They also told me I’d need to be fitted with a special kind of mask. I requested the Spiderman kind… they said they’d consider it.
Every doc I’ve met post surgery has congratulated me on how well I look. And it definitely wasn’t a chat-up line.
I don’t look sick, but inside my head is in trauma. So a life lesson I’ve learnt recently.. We seriously have no idea what kind of awful fucked up shit people are dealing with in their private life’s.. So we just need to be kind.. Simple!
Oh and a final observation for today.. People who refer to cancer as a ‘journey’ need to shut the fuck up. Unless you plan on taking me on a five star first class vacation to the Maldives please don’t say it.