To be honest ive been ,more impressed with the men radio therapists than the female ones. it was male one today and male one who originally noticed when i went for my pre assessment that there was a stitch still left from mhy operation 3 mths before.It should have disolved!.I dont get any men fondling my boobs these days ladies, so males ok with melol . JUne
Can't recall having an actual review. On session 7 they did extra "measurements", and on most appts they asked about tiredness/nausea/ skin reactions, etc.(I'd put a lot of this down to Tamoxifen) I had a call about a week after it was over to check how I was. That was about it.
Reading these makes me feel that I probably didn't miss much!
Thanks for the reply June. I asked for female only radiographers. I agree it's annoying that reviews seem patchy.
My weekly review was 10 mins no inspection of my boobs, and they had made my treatment appointment over an hour later. god knows why. My friend who was with me said can you get the treatment a bit quicker, and they did but it seemed silly making the treatment appointment so much later.,ive never had a review of my tamoxifen. |Today i went for rads, and saw about the 8th radio therapist ive seen who said i was pinker than normal and was it my bra. I said no i was wearing soft bras, i hadnt worn a boned one since my op. He then said well perhaps i shouldnt wear a bra, i said i was 32 c not big but i am very petite and slim and its a generous bust for little me and its not comfy not to wear a bra, Then he said well as you ae fair skinned you probably have a very sensitive skin! Ive had 8 appointments with all these different people, Dont you think someone should have noticed by now im a very fair skinned brunette, well dyed red but even if they think natural even more sensitive with blue green eyes My chest has no sun damage at all, cause i m so fiar skinned i never sun bathe its as white as a childslol. S urely someone should have noticed by now my skin is obviously sensitive. He suggested creaming more. Bit annoyed really, though i have had good actual treatment at my local hospital, they do seem to have a one size fits all attitude, and dont seem to allow for fact we all different shapes, sizes with different sorts skins etc.and reviews seem very patchy. June
My weekly review is a series of questions -
Are you tired?
How is your skin?
Any side effects from hormone therapy?
How is your throat?
Have you noticed any swelling in your breast or arm?
And possibly another question which I can't think of.
They ask me this when I am lying down, boob exposed and feeling vulnerable. Any concern I have is dismissed with a quick "it's normal" with no explanation as why it is normal or "keep an eye on it". I just started answering fine or no to all the questions as I wanted it over asap. Any concerns I had I contacted BreastCancerCare who are wonderful and reassuring.
Anybody care to share their experience of the weekly review they have. Thank you.