Hello, all. On Wednesday I received the megadose of samarium. All went well despite some obligatory last-minute technical drama, which was fully resolved.
The lead-lined room was not scary, though I was not allowed to put a toe out in the hall for 48 hours. The nurses were highly attentive and the room service was excellent. No massage therapists donning hazmat suits were available, unfortunately.
No side effects other than feeling green around the gills. "Flare pain" to the bones had been mentioned as a possible result, but so far, so good on that.
Will write more when I'm feeling more creative. Must recover from the nausea and from the many sleep interruptions in the hospital (such as 5 a.m. labs!).