I now have a mask
November 8, 2017 12:40pm CST
No, I have not finally taken the advice to wear a mask for the protection of the public, this is a mask designed for my forthcoming radiotherapy treatment. As part of my appointment at Oldham hospital today, they warmed a plastic mould to adhere to my face and create a precise mask in order to hold my head still during the treatment. The mask sets quite rigidly and the idea is to clip it down to prevent me from moving and subjecting other parts from being radiated. Due to the mesh format, it reminds me of a fencing mask. They also made small tattoo marks on my body so that they would be able to line those up when having radiotherapy on my lungs. The balance of the appointment comprised of CT scans to the head and chest. My treatment shall commence next Tuesday and comprise of 10 sessions. This will be 4 days from Tuesday to Friday, followed by 5 days the following Monday to Friday and a final session the following Monday. It seems a rather strange arrangement rather than the expected 2 weeks of Monday to Friday.
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@Asylum Yes, I understand that, but wondered if the doctors suggested a mask for when you go out. Don't know about where you live, but where I am at this time of year, a lot of people have colds that could make someone with a weak immune system sicker.