Wednesday, August 29, 2012
My Face Twin
The brain scan...meet my creepy face twin.
(Alright. Putting my vanity aside and posting this pic even though it is extremely unflattering.)
First they warmed this piece of plastic. Mind you that it had no shape and was completely flat. Once it is warmed, they press it hard onto your face while you lay on a not-so-comfy table and you have to wait for the plastic to harden. If you look closely at the pic you can see the indents in my forehead and cheeks from the mold.
They press hot plastic into your face and secure it to the table!
So you are laying there, feeling like you are being suffocated, while you head is bolted to a table. It was a crazy feeling. I don't recommend this if you are even a little claustrophobic.
Then once the mold is dry, they keep you down and pass you through the scanning machine a few times to take some pics of the old noggin. They do this to make sure you are in the same position each time and that the radiation is going exactly where it needs to go.
This whole time I am trying to stay calm and breathe!
It was overall painless...just no fun. Boy was I glad when they peeled it off of my face.
Now they are able to start radiation tomorrow.