Recently ... the folks at Cyberknife (my old space age friends who zapped me back to health) published my story:
Thought I'd reprint the old blog that started it.
first published 6/1/10
Momberg Goes Cyber
I know there are some other things happening in the world ... we're right in the middle of some of them now. USF is at the forefront of the BP oil spill ... in fact we are asking them for $100 million for our consortium of Florida universities to help solve the environmental problems.
But ... my mind is literally in cyberspace.
That's right ... I started my cyberknife treatments this week and I wanted to share in Part One what my carefully laid out preparation process is for of each treatment.
First there are Mother's Little Helpers.
Better known as Xanax, these help me relax as they put on my Friday the 13th Jason mask (be sure to look for this in Part 2), strap me in and zap my brain.
One of these babies and I practically watch the procedure outside my body.
Secondly, there's my IPhone/IPod.
They let me crank up the volume during the procedure as I listen to a variety of tunes from Randy Newman, Irma Thomas, The Little Willies, Kinky Friedman and Paul Simon.
Randy sings to me about Harps and Angels while Irma belts out Ruler of My Heart.
Third is Prayer.
Debbie taught me this one. Jews don't really pray like this. Our prayers are something like ..."Oh my God ... what part of my damned body is gonna fall off next?"
I prefer this more subtle approach.
My insurance policy is Holy Water.
Before my first treatment, Debbie reached into her bag and pulled out this little bottle and did the sign of the cross on my face. It only burned a little ... but it was worth it.
By the way, she got this from some remote church and refills it regularly. A fact you might not know: You can refill this with plain water because there is still holiness in the bottle.
I'm learning SO MUCH during this time.
Stay tuned for Part 2: Jason Returns