Last September, a former radiation therapist named Cheryl Turner contacted me on Glanda’s Instagram and asked if I would be interested in being a guest on her Rad-Cast podcast. Rad-Cast is a radiation podcast available on all platforms that provides CE credit for radiation professionals, and as a former RT I knew that she knew the ins and outs of the field (literally).
First response… *looks around and behind me* “Who, me? Are you sure you got the right girl?” I am sooooo not the public speaking, center of attention type (and there was no way she could have known that) but my fingers typed “yes” and some other stuff and I hit send before I could talk myself out of it.
Uh oh. Now I was committed and the closer it got the more nervous I got. It’s not unusual for me to fumble my words or say something stupid and that’s all I could think about…making an idiot out of myself in this podcast that God knows how many people might listen to. But thankfully Cheryl sent me some potential questions ahead of time which allowed me to flesh out some of what I might say and make sure it was the kind of content she wanted. She was also more than patient with me in the scheduling and recording portion of it all, since I work full time at UAB and coach a university dance team here in town.
So we scheduled a time and date and after a full day of work and dance team practice, we set things up to do this thang (as we say in the south).
After an hour and a half or so, I emerged from my podcast lair back downstairs and K.T. asked how it went. Apparently I had given all my answers for the podcast because I really didn’t have an answer for him. I literally told him, “I have no idea. I just talked.”
But so I don’t stall any longer because I’m STILL nervous about the fact this happened, here’s my podcast debut…
When a Young Adult Gets Cancer: From Her Perspective
Enjoy, my friends! Onward and upward!