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Re: Starting Proton Therapy

Rita, your husbands proton experience will be determined by COVID 19 requirements much more than anything he will experience during proton therapy. Nine years ago when I had my proton treatment, it was a actually an enjoyable social experience. Guys would show up 30-60 minutes before their treatment times (to drink water to expand their bladders--this was before Space-Oar) we would socialize and then go to lunch or play golf after treatment. Remember the actual proton radiation only takes a minute or so. It is actually very uneventful. It takes longer to undress and dress again than it does to be radiated. He will find socially-distancing and wearing a mask much more "challenging" than lying on a comfortable table for 2 minutes.

Re: Starting Proton Therapy

Thank you. It was his 2nd of 28 proton therapies today and he feels normal.

Re: Starting Proton Therapy

Best of luck to your hubby. My proton therapy finished up in December 2019 in Orlando. It was pleasant and uneventful. Prayers to you both as you go through what I hope will only be a small bump in the road.