Post Edited (Tavish) : 3/20/2005 8:09:04 PM (GMT-7)
You will do great tomorrow! Actually, it will take you longer to get undressed and in their gown than the actual treatment takes. The only real side affect that I had was being tired about half way thru the treatments. Good excuse for a quick nap. lol As for shaving under the arm, I wouldn't do it, esp if you have had any lymph nodes removed. I also really didn't have any problems with burns until the treatments were completed (30 of them). My rad onco gave me some "gel paks" that were absolutely wonderful. You put them in the fridg and then place them on the areas that are hot. If your rad onco doesn't have any, your local ER or any med ctr that treats burns will have some. Also the clear aloa helps.
Good luck tomorrow. Glad that your family will be with you!