Today was the last of three radiation prep sessions where I got to meet the real master blaster, The Varian VitalBeam! It felt like it was twice the size of the machine they used during my first two prep days, which one of my pals named “The Breast Zamboni”. This felt more like meeting the Mother Alien after thinking that the baby monster was bad enough. The whole thing feels a little scary, especially when the technicians yell, “This won’t hurt a bit!” as they run from the room. Tomorrow is DAY ONE of 35. Let the countdown begin.