Jill I'm still seething that you had free hot chocolate!! 😡 My niece came with me most days and it cost me a fortune in the M&S cafe!
I've had 14 of my 15 sessions now and so far I have not felt tired but I am retired and live on my own so I don't have to run around if I don't want to. I have been out every day though shopping and going for walks. Maybe the tiredness will kick in next week when I've finished rads.
I have used E45 cream and have small boobs and after 14 sessions my boob is only a bit pink and the radiographer said my skin has done very well but that it will go a bit redder before it starts to go back to normal. I used the E45 cream for a week before I started rads and during rads I have used it first thing in the morning, then again after rads when I get home and then again before I go to bed.
I have had my treatment at The Christie in Manchester and everyone has been lovely.
Hi Fuffs 123.
Yes, I have heard of this. My breastcare nurse said that as I have small boobs I was less likely to have skin problems compared to ladies with larger breasts. I have had number 13 of 15 rads today and by breast has only started to go pink today. The radiographer said that I have done very well so far. I don't really understand why big boobs are a problem other than there is a lot more skin being radiated.
Glad it all went well T3D. I nearly always treat myself after my rads, I usually buy food or go in somewhere to eat on the way home. It's a good job I've only got two more to go as I've definitely put weight on since the start of all this. I shall have to get back to healthy eating soon but not before I've spent a few days away with my daughter and wined and dined with her every day. lol.
Thanks for the good wishes. All went well -I even got called in five minutes early!! Treated myself to a nice new pair of shoes after 😉
Hope today goes ok for you T3D, good luck!
Just had my planning appointment through the post for 7th October, was supposed to be going back to one of my jobs that day, but they are happy for me to go in afterwards so all worked out in the end!
Attempting to go back to my other job on Saturday, just hoping I can last the day, but I'll never know unless I give it a try and think it'll do me good to get back to a bit of normality but if I find it too much will have a rethink!!! Baby steps!!! Been a lot stronger this week at last and have managed 2 small drives in the car, (one without any 'carers' in tow, felt like I'd gone AWOL lol) which was a major milestone, even had a few tears when I'd done it, tiny things mean so much now don't they
My daughters couldn't stop laughing when i said that I'd had two tattoos cos for years I've always said that I would never get a tattoo done. LOL.
Found you!!! Thanks for setting this up Ran, great name!!
Good luck to everyone starting or waiting for rads, just waiting on my planning appointment now, and free tattoos on the NHS!!!!
Well done Vic55, your very brave by the sounds of things, did you get a choice of shaping for the tatoos? 20 blasts sounds doable, your going to be done ready for Christmas treats x x x Amazing really x x x
So glad you have joined our party....i hope you loved the name, spark of inspiration from moi, a textile and art teacher who often thinks 'outside the box', ha ha.
Im still waiting for my planning app at Addenbrooks in Cambridge (in special measures i hear), how long does the actual 1st appointment take?
Do they only sort you out on the machine or do they take blood etc?
Does the radiation go through the body and out the other side?
So many questions..
Love to all of you beginning and continuing rads this month, hows it going so far?
Ran x x x
I should have started on Monday but they had too many problems getting me to line up on the machine so they've repeated my set up ct and I'm starting on Thursday. It's all been to do with having my set up so close to my surgery which meant that my swelling had gone down so my shape had changed dramatically. Fingers crossed for Thursday!
I love the name of your new group. I'm a bit ahead of you but would like to join anyway if that's ok. I've got session 12 of 15 today so if anyone needs any tips I might be able to help. Rads is nothing to worry about, everyone at the hospital is lovely and caring and it I'm in and out in 15 minutes apart from a couple of delays which is bound to happen occasionally.