So, where did I leave off...
The misunderstanding of what "starting March 22" meant?
Yes, I did GO there on March 22nd, and I got my body mold made and my pin-prick tattoos. Then I went home and the doctors and physicists spent a week planning.
This past Monday, I was invited to return on Tuesday for "X-rays to check to plans" (loosely paraphrased).
At that time, all looked good. I got a chance to talk to a radiation oncologist who actually has a personality and made eye contact. I told him about my concerns and the NYTimes article that raised them. He reassured me that I could rest easy because he was the doctor quoted in the article and he and all of his workers do not rely solely on the machines.
Eh, whatever. It's nice to think you have control over your workers, but I'll take that as the best I'm going to get.
Then they suggested that since I was there and everything was set up that I should just go ahead and get my first treatment. So I did.
Now, I go every day for a 10:15 appointment.
Two days down, 26 more to go.