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  • reillypp has replied to a post on the message board

    How long was your drive?  I'd like to stay closer to the radiology group but the cost is too much and don't know what I'd do with my son.

    June 29, 2014 view post
    • reillypp has replied to a post on the message board

      Thank you both, do you have some tips for dealing with the radiation sessions themselves?  Even for the simulation I was hyperventilating, I had my ipad with hypnosis on it, but I could barely hear it over the machine.  My son just turned 8.  I've been fighting the agoraphobia hard for him, but these drives scare me alone, especially since I'm not going for something fun, but I'm just so tired I'm afr...

      June 29, 2014 view post
      • reillypp has replied to a post on the message board

        One more thing to add, I am scared to death of throwing up, I'm told the radiation doesn't, but I've read threads that say otherwise, what are your experiences?

        June 29, 2014 view post
        • reillypp has created a new message board discussion

          I am 40 yo disabled single mom, diagnosed with base of tongue cancer, squamous cells, stage 3 spread to left lymph nodes.  Had mask made, oncologist wants 7 weeks of daily radiation only.  I have PTSD and actually was agoraphobic until 2 months ago.  I was told I was going to have simulation done last thursday and treatment would start friday.  I got there, the machine was broken so it was a 90 mi...

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