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So the type of radiation I am getting is called Tomotherapy. In a lot of ways it is better than traditional radiation because it is a lot more precise. Side effects are lessened and more healthy tissue is left untouched. I did a lot of reading about radiation, as I do with everything, before going in to see what to expect and found that I might need a feeding tube and perhaps have teeth pulled, etc, etc, but my doctor said that I would most likely need none of that. I guess tomotherapy was developed at UW-Madision which makes it the best place to get it me thinks! But on to point, today I had my 9th treatment, and I can say it's going along pretty well. I am starting to get a bit of a sore inside my cheek on the right side, like they said I would, but besides a bit of dulling of my taste buds, I really have nothing to report. They say the side effects don't really start kicking in until after the second week, so I suppose we will see what else will happen. If this is all I have to deal with, besides the drive, bring it on! The lovely Briane joined me for this particular trip as she has a few days off. We spent about 9 days in a car together once and didn't kill each other, so this trip was a piece of cake. We are both on the same level of weirdness. I like that. Here are some pictures from the day.

Me in my mask
All done
Briane on a bea...
Ice cream stop

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