Well, if you’ve never done radiation therapy plus chemotherapy, I can share a little detail with you: it ain’t pretty, and it ain’t something most dual-channel patients share with their friends. But I have the perfect excuse (brain cancer) and so I will give you some details.
Both therapies have specific targets (both between my ears) but they do this through two different methods.
My weekdays start with radiation therapy. You are restricted to a certain amount of radiation therapy depending on the dosage of radiation and the amount of time. In four weeks I will be done for life. The sad part is that this part of therapy I rather enjoy, other than the three hours of time it takes out of my weekdays (2 are travel, only 20 minutes for all the treatment.) The operators of the radiation machine depend on the team you work best with. I got blessed on this one. Two wonderful ladies take me in, help me lie down, cover me with a blanket from the church, and joke with me. It is wonderful, and I am not certain the is a man my age who wouldn’t rather enjoy the treatment (at least that part.) A nice part of this is that they have music playing, and as I am rolled in & out of the big radiation machine, I’m enjoying the music and nearly dozing. The bad part is that next week the hair on my head falls out and that I am getting a head-up tan. Will shave the head again if it starts to get me notably bald on top.