Hi and welcome to the site,
I had rads following chemo, 7 years ago. At the time I was in a trial to have rads twice a day, rather than the normal once a day. It was not a good trial, and I understand they do not do it any longer.
Your concern about being tired during rads - I was. I would have a treatment in the am, go back to my room (I was 125 miles from home so stayed in a motel) and sleep till time for my afternoon treatment. Then force myself to go to the mall, or someplace for a while. I was usually in bed by 730pm though. My husband was staying with me and I finally told him he should go home cause all I was going to do was sleep. LOL
I also had a bad reaction to radiation in that I burned. I have very light skin and I got 3rd degree burns on my collar bone and under my arm, it also burned my esophagus. I am told that I was an extreme case, which is consoling. LOL
Good luck, I know they have come a long way in 7 years and I am sure you will do fine.
Hi and welcome...
One thing that I always like to stress is that if you talk to 20 people you will find about 15 or more different answers. I was very lucky with rads, in that my skin turned pink and that was it. I had no burning, no blistering and no problems. Today you cannot see any difference, my rads were done in 2000. THe tissue is still tender, most times I do not notice it unless I get a tight hug or carry something that presses on my breast. As for fatigue, I do not recall any noticeable change. I was 31, working full time, with no kids and no one else to take care of. My job was a desk job...if I had a physical job or kids to take care, my story may have been different.
Definitely listen to your body in terms of napping or resting, be sure to pace yourself. Hang in there and let us know how it goes!
Im your neighbor too I live in the Seattle area.