Don't know quite how to say this when you are all having such a struggle......but that's me finished radiotherapy!
Skin is fine, hardly changed colour at all. Mad itchy under my arm though. The nurse looked at it today and gave me dressings and gel just incase it breaks down when I'm in Rome but she doubts I'll have any problems. She said itchy is fine, if it gets nippy that's a sign the skin is breaking down. Heceptin has been fine too. Only had runny nose. My sore hip seems to have resolved so I'm guessing it was a lingering side effect of Tax.
My hair is starting to grow back but only on my head and I'm still losing eyebrows. Worryingly hair is very sparse on the top of my head. Quite worried about male pattern baldness. Gulp.
Back at work 5 mornings a week and will increase afternoon hours after Easter.
Life is now throwing new spanners in the works however as the local council is trying to shut down my youngest daughter's school. My job depends on the school and I have an emotional attachment so am now protesting at every opportunity. Is that flame thrower still kicking about?
The only reason I'm in this place at the moment is because I missed 2 chemos so I still feel like a dirty, rotten cheat. All you crackers will have done the full bhoona-and Cressida has gone beyond the bounds of duty to allow full chemical warfare to savage her body!!!
So when you get to where I am your joy will be unbounded and you will know that you have suffered and endured to give yourself the best chance against that b***h, cancer!
For anyone worrying about radiotherapy-it honestly is a breeze compared to chemo. You get zapped, you feel nothing, the nurses are lovey and you just lie on your back while they say "I'm a bit ant" or "I'm imf" and then they move you slightly. Zap and you're done. You meet the same people every day (depending om your timings) and bond very quickly. I ended up feeling lucky to have breast cancer because so many people are much worse off. Today I met a woman who was getting radiotherapy to her mouth area
My next hurdle will be the Tamoxifen. At least if I feel crappy I will know it will def. be down to tamoxifen because right now I'm fine. Not really any more tired than I was before this journey.
So keep plodding on-I hope this is where you all will be after kicking chemo's arse.
C'mon the summer and that glorious baldy party.