Proton Therapy #2: Happy Halloween!
Yesterday I drove to Dallas for my first proton therapy treatment. I got a VIP badge that allows me to enter the secure areas, and I was gifted a blanket. It was 40 degrees and windy outside, so I happily accepted.
After my first treatment, I explored my new city (aka I went to the local Target). My hotel is conveniently located 500 feet away from the proton center. The room was a bit sad-looking, and the couch felt like it was made out of plastic. It was also eerily quiet without my children around. I watched bad TV and slept a full 10 hours.
This morning I had dose number two. I requested an early time slot so that I could drive back to Austin in time for trick-or-treating. The morning is usually reserved for pediatric cases. The patient in front of me was a kid in a gorilla costume.
Here's my Halloween costume. Anyone know what I am?
I made it to Austin by 5pm, just in time to apply Julia's dark eye makeup and lipstick.
Tomorrow morning, it's back to Dallas for treatment. Then right back to Austin. FYI, road trips are only fun the first couple times.