I just finished my rads treatment. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes. I drove myself and on some days went shopping right after.
I'm going through the after effects now.
Hello Janey again, it depends how far you have to travel each way, also have you had chemo? I had an hour's drive each way, but hadn't had chemo. The first week or so I could have driven myself, but chose not to (too much of a cowardy custard as I wasn't sure what to expect) - sometimes there was over an hour's wait for treatment - this all adds to the tiredness. Also at the end of each week I wanted some sort of treat, so we went for a tea or something. I did feel tired into the third week and just wanted to get home and have an old lady nap, and then for a few weeks afterwards. I had given up work about a year before diagnosis, so didn't have that worry - I do feel you need to be kind to yourself at this time and put yourself first - if you want to go to work and feel ok of course go, but please don't make yourself do it. I do think that I recovered quickly because I didn't have to do anything, and sometimes we don't realise how much our bodies need to recuperate after all the treatment we've had. Look after yourself.
I'm not being very helpful but my response is 'It depends'.
I was fine after radio, not even tired. One of my friends said the same and preferred to drive herself there and back (40 miles each way). Another friend said she preferred being driven and wanted to sit quiet on the way back (she said she preferred her OH to drive her as on the return journey they could be quiet, whereas friends wanted to chat).
None of us were working at the time so I can't comment on that aspect.