Thursday, March 8, 2012

Who is that masked man...

Post radiation breakfast.
We changed pharmacies today. Again. Hopefully, we will be able to stay with the new one for the duration of treatment. Final straw was opening the most recent prescription bag to find a bottle with someone else's name and medication. When I finally was able to get the pharmacist to answer the phone, I told him we had just received the wrong medication. His response was, "That's not necessarily the case." After reading the patients name, Rx number, prescribing doctor's information...let's just say that the back peddling began in earnest. There is more to this story, but it just doesn't matter. What DOES matter is that I am able to include a few pictures today. Ken allowed me to photograph his Radiation Mask, and the equipment he gets zapped with five days a week.He lays on that table, and has the mask placed over his face which is then strapped down to the table for the duration of the treatment. He can't get up until the techs come in and unfasten the mask.In spite of this, he tries to make the techs laugh every day. He has been successful...every day.
The radiation table.
Ken's radiation mask.
 Included the picture at the top because he looked so handsome this morning, don't you agree?




  1. You guys are troupers! Thank goodness for humor! :) Ken, you really are handsome. What a great smile! We continue to lift you up in prayer.

  2. Finally catching up on your posts. The mask looks a little bit like a helmet of chain mail. Which is fitting, I think, since he is as heroic as any knight in shining armor (as are you).

  3. Ken is my HERO! Who else could manage to look so handsome all the time??
    And you are my double HERO, HERO for giving Ken a reason to look so handsome all the time!
    I am so impressed with all you do Paula, especially with situations like the medicine being thrown your way daily. I think I see a book in the making...

    'The Other Hero'...
    ...The backup Power Source while your Hero is being recharged...
    by Paula Alward

    You have a lot of it already written!!

    Thanks again for keeping us posted. And please get someone to make a picture of you and Ken :)

    Hugs to all.