I am not sure what time I went in for treatment, but I was out by 11:15 AM. My blood pressure was nice and low, both before and after treatment. In fact, I have never seen it so low! And right now I am not dreadfully sleepy. So today has been a lot better than yesterday.
Gerry the nurse verified that last night's insomnia was indeed the decadron (might be spelling that wrong) and he apologized for not warning me. Because I got the dose much earlier today, there is a chance that I will have my decadron wakefulness from like 6PM to 10PM -- which would not interfere with my sleep.
I wanted to collect more details for you. Let's see...
- I counted 14 changes of position by the robotic arm before I got distracted by Harry Potter and stopped counting.
- I saw a yellow caution sticker that read: Laser Radiation Do not stare into beam!
- The part of the machine from which the beam is emitted is called the Laser Aperture.
- I forgot to ask how much of a dose I am getting -- and how many individual beams I am getting. I really want to know. Maybe I will write myself a note for Monday morning.
So I get the weekend off! No more CyberKnife till Monday. Lou and I have been seeing a new movie every weekend -- has anyone seen Up? Should we try it?
What I am doing this afternoon that my blogging obligation has been met? I'll be ironing this stack of laundry ;^)