Hi Janis! Hey, isn't it the pits to be allergic to tape? I have the same problem. There is a non-allergenic tape that they can use. Be sure and tell your onco and pp that you have had this reaction so they can note your charts.
I had 36 radiation treatments. Things got a "little hot" about halfway thru. I used some gel packs that I got from the rad onco. They were wonderful. You put them in the fridg. They get nice and cold and pull the heat right out! I use the aloe sprays and creams also. Be careful and not have shirts that have seams rubbing against you. Mens t-shirts (sleevless ones) are great to sleep in or weat under a blouse or top. Also, keep a close eye on your skin for any blistering. The time will fly by and you will be finished before you know it.
Hi everyone. I have been doing great with my rads. I only have about 11 more to go, then about 4 to 5 weeks of NOTHING and then Arimidex. This week is the only week I have started to feel the results of radiation. I am turning a pale pink and have little bumps, like sun poisoning, on my chest (cleavage). I see my Radilogist (Dr) every Monday and he says that is sometimes a a side effect. I use the Aloe gel every morning right after the rads and then at night when I get home. Today was the first day that the fatigue hit me. I just felt so tired and decided to leave work about 3:30.....It wasn't too bad and even did some housework when I got home. The nurses tell me to give in to it and rest when I feel like I need to, but if I lay down when I get home, I won't get back up !!! Anyway, just wanted to tell everyone doing rads or getting ready, they really aren't too bad, except for this darn itching on my chest. I, too, have met some great and interesting people. I am the youngest at 58 and all of the men have prostate cancer and out of the 4 women I see, 2 have lung cancer and the rest of us have breast cancer.............All of the girls had a makeup session Wednesday night and it was mainly for those on Chemo, but the nurses wanted me to attend........You wouldn't believe all the makeup I got........$150.00 worth of Mac, Bobby Brown, Revlon, Clinique........etc. I had the best time.
If anyone has any questions about rads, feel free to ask me.
I'm glad things are going much better for you. Keep up the good attitude - that's half of the battle right there!!! Praying for you as you complete this.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."