The countdown is on people
only ten days or so and I will be through to the end of the whole chemo journey
seriously can't wait because it has been kind of kicking my butt up one side of the street
and down the other these last few weeks
but the end is in sight so who bloody cares right....
I certainly don't because I got to paint a little this week
which always makes the crappy bits easier to deal with
plus I finally became like the cool kids and got myself five tattoos...
Okay so they aren't cool tattoos
in fact I'm not a huge fan of the tat so I'm not sure there is such a thing..
and in fact unless you knew where to look you would just think I had some suspect black freckles... but I am claiming those babies...
why... because I went through quite a bit to get em that's why
turns out radiation planning is just one more embarrassing experience to add
to the list which involves a whole lot of people in a room playing with what is left of poor lefty
dear god I swear there are only a handful of people left in the hospital who haven't prodded, poked, cut into, squished and now drawn on and tatted up that sucker
The whole process was quite the experience
walk into a room filled with people
get yourself topless self onto a table thingy attached to a CT scan
without flashing the world and rolling off the other side like a burrito
flop old lefty into a hole in the table / bed thingy
and proceed to lie there while they basically squish, prod, measure, draw on, scan and tattoo the bejeezus out of you
not too bad in the scheme of things I suppose
but then comes the fun part
you have to dismount this contraption
and you have been lying in one position for 45 mins and everything has gone to sleep
I did achieve it, though with very little of my dignity intact
and I was awarded some points for attempting a rather exciting dismount technique
the technician gave me a 6.5 for my wild half pike with a twist in a reverse position
which I thought was a touch harsh as I am not coordinated at the best of times
and doing the whole thing topless with various limbs still numb
was quite the achievement in my book...
those technicians are so jaded I tell you
or maybe people just do really impressive dismounts... who knows...
but I impressed myself by sticking the landing like a gymnast
actually better than a gymnast because I didn't do one of those ridiculous back arching things
I was like a ninja
Phantom Steve decided we should celebrate my induction into the tattoo club with something more appropriate than the paltry five dots that I have
and so she gave me this baby on the inside of my arm...
seriously perfect isn't it
and from now on I would like to be referred to by this title...
and with that Wild Burrito Ninja wishes you all a happy painting weekend...xx