Bern, how did your first radiation tx go?? Gosh I remember my first one it was a breeze and I was scared to death. It went great and so did all of my other tx's. I never got overly tired either. I blamed the tiredness on the chemo more then the radiation txs. We have come along ways huh!!
2/11 will be a year since my first chemo tx. Soooo glad it is over with. I have my first mammogram this afternoon since all my treatments. I am very nervous and have a headache. I try to keep positive, but the thought of something going wrong again scares me. Its so hard to tell now if there is anything unusual in my breast with all the scaring ect. so wish me luck k.
I feel like I know you lol and we have only talked here on net. So let me know how your rad tx are going, k if you need help with managing possible irritations from tx let me know I can at least let you know what worked for me. It was very manageable and sure it will be for you.
Hi Bernadette, glad to hear that things went well, I was thinking about you. I too was a little scared alone with the big machine in the uge room when everyone left but it does go quickly and I got really good a positioning myself on the table. My techs were so sweet and I really appreciated the tenderness they showed me when I'd get upset. Kindness has come to me from so many unlikely places!
The cream that they gave you was the same that I used and it was really helpful...especially since I was not supposed to use any lotion, deodorant or deodorant soap. I did get a couple of burns but NOTHING I couldn't handle. They recommended DOVE soap for mild skin and that helped. They also recommended baking soda to help with the soreness where my clothes rubbed. That was marginal and it was very messy. The only thing that really helped was the cream.
By the way I was worried about not shaving but the radiation slowed down or maybe even stopped the hair growth under my arm?! I have a little growing back but very slight.
Good to hear so many of the others posting had little or no trouble with after affects. My skin got red during treatment but after a couple of months the redness disappeared.
Sounds like you're doing well! I'll be thinking of you and hope that you continue to do well.
Hugs from Donna in Denver