Cyber Knife is a robotically controlled,high intensity radiation treatment aimed directly at a tumor or lesion. So basically,I ‘m going to spend a good part of the next week having a robot shoot gamma rays at my brain. On the upside, despite the name there’s no surgery involved. The side effects are usually mild, but still, I’m a little nervous about the whole idea – seems a little science fiction, but they’ve been doing it since 1999.
I’m very happy to be on a nice long break between chemotherapy sessions and I’m feeling the most energetic I have in a long while. Yesterday I got a blood transfusion and I think it added a little spring to my step. Just a reminder – if you can spare a pint, donate blood soon – you never know who it might help.