Radiation Over; Team Reid Wins!
Wednesday December 24th 2008, 3:07 pm
Filed under: Friends, Leukemia

I beat the machine: today, I had my last dose of radiation.

In addition to being given a trophy and a shower of bubbles by the receptionist Bill, a generous round of applause by all the folks in the waiting room, and my mesh mask (picture and more details to follow) by the techs, I gained a healthy dose of knowledge. In a discussion with one of the techs in the machine (Machine 2), I found out that when the radiation beam was on, that blue light I was seeing through my eyelids wasn’t actually a blue light that I was seeing through my eyelids; it was a perceived blue light that I was seeing through my brain. Weird.

In sadder news, I will not be able to be Matt Gallo’s beard brother this winter because my mustache was coming in solidly blond and it just looked too weird so I shaved the whole darn thing off. I blame the radiation. Sorry, Matt Gallo; keep up the good fight without me.

I am very tired and so I am going to take a nap.

Good night,

–Reid.


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Congratulations!!! Hooray!!! Hazaa!! Take that radiation!!
And it’s okay about the beard, I’ll just have to keep mine going in your name.
That’s right, my beard is now officially named Reid.

Comment by Matt Gallo 12.25.08 @ 10:25 am

Great. Now I have to address Matt and his beard, Reid. I’m so thrilled to hear radiation is done! YAY! Next stop, New York!

Comment by Christina 12.25.08 @ 8:52 pm



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