Only just seen your post from November as i've not been on the forum for months, apologies for not responding sooner. Hope you're ok.
The 15 radiotherapy sessions went smoothly enough. I got burnt in a couple of places but the skin stayed intact and pure Aloe Vera gel was very helpful. The nurses tell you to only use the cream you're given but I found no problems with the gel because it was pure. (no liquid paraffin!).
Drove myself to & from all but the last couple of appointments when my husband took me as I was feeling the strain.
Now on Aromatase Inhibitors and that's another story entirely!
I'm sorry to hear you have the added complications too, and sincerely wish you luck with your treatment. So far you are the only person who's posted with similar problems to mine, and I do hope we'll be able to help each other. I'm seeing the consultant today for my pre-op consultation, and hopefully a date to get on with the surgery. Not that I want the surgery, I just want to get rid of the lump as soon as possible!! I've been told I'll have radiotherapy 6 weeks after the surgery. Good luck, look forward to hearing from you, and I'll post too as I go along.
Hi. Thank you for your reply. I sincerely wish you the best of everything with your chemo. I am fortunate to have been told I will 'only' need radiotherapy, but am concerned enough about that, especially with the complications of other health issues. Good luck to you.
I too was on Methotrexate injections because of RA. I stopped it one week before chemo began. The chemo drugs affect your immune system so I didn't have any RA symptoms throughout treatment. I also have a lung disease (Bronchiectasis). During surgery (MX) they performed a bronchoscopy to clear my lungs, and I was given prophylactic anti biotics during treatment to keep worst symptoms of lung disease for bothering me. Both are now back!!
Hi. I have been diagnosed this week with stage 1b breast cancer following the results of my biopsy, and am awaiting a date to go into hospital and have the lump removed. But I also have fibromyalgia and would be really interested to hear from anyone in the same position as me, or maybe further along with treatment. Have you had radiotherapy? How did it affect your fibromyalgia?