Thanks everyone for your excellent advice & shared experiences. After 6 sessions I'm calming down a bit now - but still have to keep my eyes tightly closed & focus on some sort of relaxing image (thanks for that advice too!) Love to you all.
I finished my radiotherapy in June and I can fully understand how you are feeling.
I was very stressed with my first few sessions but after you've had 4 or 5 you should start to get used to it.
I found it was best to just try and relax and let the operators move you to the right position. Also, try and zone out, close your eyes and try to imagine you are on the beach sunbathing.
Also don't forget to drink plenty of water
Thanks Sue, It's reassuring to hear from others. Have you finished radiotherapy now & did you get used to lying still? I'm a terrible fidget & can't bear lying there. I feel as though I want to jump off the table & run off - although it's all absolutely fine really. So silly!
Thanks Kess. Just a minor panic. I'm claustrophobic & hate lying on that table. I'm just hoping that I get used to it!
Hi. I've had two sessions of radiotherapy & have had tattoo markings - plus some "permanent" ink markings. The ink has just disappeared today. I showered, in for two minutes, no scrubbing nor rubbing, simple soap & the ink has completely vanished. I'm due for my 3rd treatment tomorrow. Does anyone know what happens? Is it ages of fiddling about again? Thanks!