Will definitely look into the accupunture thanks!
Glad you had a nice day off rads... Will soon be over guys.. keep on keepin on!! x
Had enjoyable rad free day, nice bit of shopping done. Was ready to go to sleep by about 2pm though. Feeling really exhausted now and boob is hurting Anyone got any tips to help with this tiredness other than sleep? I feel like I'm permanently yawning at the minute. Session number 13 tomorrow, only 10 more after that!
Break tomorrow as no rads due to servicing..hooray. I am half way through and feeling tired and skin a bit red. Funny how you can get used to anything but it now seems normal to go there every day.
I'm like you familytree an open book and told anyone who asked. Emotionally another story tended to try and be strong for everyone else and did my emotions in private. My son and daughter-in-law took me last night and it was lovely to talk to her (she's just starting her final year in sociology) she was saying it's OK to cry and this should be me time. Instead of thinking of everybody else we need to concentrate on ourselves. I did feel better after our chat and am gonna try and put into practice what she said. Oh well nearly time to go for number 6. Joyce X
I think that is why its such a great way to share feelings here without feeling like you may upset family and you guys just "get it" good days and bad
Your welcome, I had gone into boots and Lloyds pharmacy before I needed the next script to ask what brand they kept. Woman in boots thought I was mad, could tell by her face lol, they only had wockhart. Lloyds pharmacy said that they got random selection but if I asked gp to specify brand they were happy to help me out and also marked my records with that just in case
3 down 22 to go. They said no more x-rays until next week now so that should speed things up. We have a bar code sign in which means they know when I arrived (sometimes quite early as it depends on the traffic and time of day of the appointment). Today I was actually driving out of the car park at my appointment time, all done. I am using dr. organic aloe vera gel with tea tree oil and arnica as recommended on another thread on here. The person also said keeping it in the fridge helped later on in the treatment. It isn't sticky and so far no change in my skin (early days I know!). I have had a sore boob inside though and had to wear my bra overnight. It feels a bit like a couple of weeks post op and the 'electric shocks' are back. I haven't told many people about my treatment/ops, I'm a bit of a closed book, except on here of course! x
Hi all, just been catching up with all your posts - made me laugh this morning! I have a day off rads today Going for a little retail therapy with my mum today. Felt shattered yesterday and boob is getting a bit sore now - tried some aloe Vera gel last night but had to take it off as it started stinging - ouch! Have got a definite darkening under boob now - going to look lovely on holiday I've just been using aqueous cream as am allergic to E45. I'm having patch test done in September to find out what I'm allergic to as had bad reaction to make up in March in life before BC! That involves another three hospital appointments!! Good luck to all with your armpits in the air today
I swear if my husband asks me one more time "are you alright" I'll do time for him. Grrr. Although the weather forecast said rain this morning, it look !ovely outside. As I'm led here in bed the sky looks beautiful. Have a good day all. Joyce X
Tweasel I know what you mean about the feeling under arm.. mine is still numb so feels weird! will it ever get the feeling back I wonder? I have had no skin problems up to now no. (touching wood!) I bought E45 and the other one (forgotten name) but not even dry skin yet.. sure it will come. The radiographer said it will still be active 3/4 weeks after last one so we will see.
I will be finishing 2 days after you start! .. will warm it up for you! lol x
The radiotherapy department gave me some Diprobase cream at the planning appointment, it's prescribed for sunburn so hopefully I will be okay with that and she said just ask for more if you want some
Missed having chats with you all today. Have had one of those days where everything is to much trouble (again) have chilled out and dozed on and off all day. Had my 5th today out of 15, got a long weekend off this week (they are servicing the machine) so I'm off Friday Saturday and Sunday. Asked about spa day while I was down there and they said to check when I have my review next week as there will be some things I won't be able to use/have because of skin still being sensitive. Hope weather is nice tomorrow need to get back walking. I use E45 cream Tweasel and am getting on alright with it. Hope everyone's rads are going OK. Joyce X
Hello ladies. It's great to see that we still have a sense of humour despite all the trials and tribulations we have to go through. My rads don't start until the 12th, just want to get going now really. I'm also using Bionsen deodorant but hate the feel of my armpit since I had my node clearance at the end of June. It's still lumpy and I have a lot of numbness too so it feels horrid. I'm having physio to help with the cording and range of movement so hopefully it won't be too uncomfortable keeping in the right position for rads. For those of you who have started their rads, have you had any skin problems so far? What cream have you been advised to use? Hope everyone is doing ok xx
Aura nothing is sacred after B.C! lol.. yes I feel sorry for them too. Today the girl couldn't get me in position at all.. he nose was virtually buried in there! ha.. think she was in training, weight training that is! You will be glad to get dates for it to start. It's weird, you dread it but want it done. I have to say I have hit a wall today but that's posibly because I was wide awake until 6am! appointment at 9am.. I've just flopped about all day. Hate days like that. No 9 tomorrow! x
Good evening darlings
Smelly armpit thoughts, I have been using an aluminium free deo called bionsen and shaving with an electric lady shaver. Baby wipes are a godsend but I did read not to use anything with tea tree whilst having rads
off to bed with my stinky pit