So today I am getting ready to go for my radiation treatment when I get a call from the nurse. The machine is down and they are waiting for someone to come fix it. If I don't hear back from her, then I'm supposed to skip today. Okay, sure! An hour later, she calls back. He's working on it and should have it done in a few minutes. I should come on in. When I get there I didn't have to wait long before they called me back. As I was walking past the DANGER! RADIATION signs, I asked the nurse if I was the first one to use it after the fix. She said as a matter of fact I was. I stopped for a minute and began to think of how it feels when the rollercoasters at Six Flags go down. You know how once they're back up and running, you do not want to be on that first ride! That test ride!! She smiled at me knowing what I was thinking, then reassured me it was all safe. Sure, Nurse Ratched, why don't you just hop up there yourself then!!
The machine worked normally and, as far as I know, it was safe after all. Of course I'll be a little alarmed if I start glowing when I turn the lights out tonight!