24 down, 1 to go.
A few of us finished next week then! We've almost made it. I've been signed off a week to recover but I understand the side effects peak around 2 weeks after last treatment. Has anyone else been signed off?
Hope mine cools down too Jill, and Julie - if you're Mon to Thur next week we'll be celebrating finishing on the same day, and Jill the day after I think xx
You have to be v sparing with Hydrocortisone creams Jill, otherwise they themselves can burn skin (I use them for eczema occasionally).
11/15 completed today, woke with a very sensitive/sore nipple, turns out it has cracked. Got a selection of "cooling" dressings from radiographer to try over the weekend and see which works best.
23 down, 2 to go.
Glad everyone is making good use of their time getting ahead with the Christmas shopping!
Have had lunchtime appointments this week and at least an hour waiting each time. I've got the Friday feeling today, full of relief that we get two days off and exhausted from another week of treatment. Not the best combination. Head down, keep going...
thanks Jill, I am very fair skinned and havent been in the sun this year at all so I suppose thats got something to do with it. I would burn out in the sun too.........Val xx
Can anytone tell me how soon into Rads that boob/clavicle goes pink/sunburnt looking. I have only had 3 and it is already rather pink and burnt looking, wasnt expecting it that soon lol x
Hey Jill, least the dog can listen and not say anything back x
Review with onc and tenth rads over today. Knackered and now on sofa eating crisps and chocolate with a cuppa, because well, I just feel like it. 😌
I also feel & look that I've aged 10 years. I felt very low yesterday but better today. I think we are all so tired. The 2 hour journey each day is knackering, especially in the rush hour. My poor husband is exhausted. We are both getting on in years. Our bodies have gone through so much. In a few weeks time we will feel much better & more able to cope. Looking forward to a glass of red wine & chocolate when I get home tonight.
Mf This made me laugh out loud. I had been worried abut my half way assessment but I must have had the same woman as yourself. She looked worse than all of us & was so miserable. I got no information about my treatment except that it was going as expected. I asked about the shooting pains & she said they would continue after the treatment had finished & the redness would also get worse. I wish I had never seen her.Anyway today will be my 13th treatment. Seeing the doctor tomorrow after my 14th for final assessment & then last rads on Monday. Can't wait.
ha ha I feel like everyone else already lol, and I have only done 2. The drive to the hospital 25 miles away is SO monotonous, groundhog day is right and I have 13 more to do. Still get 3 day break at weekend cos have a wedding in Bristol to attend, Yay. will make the next week only four days too, but of course also means it extends it at the end lol. But it does muck up the whole day. Chose mid morning for times, because of traffic into Ipswich, but beginning to think another time would be better. Hey Ho - another hour and Im off again.....good luck to everyone else.xxxx
22 down, 3 to go.
I think we sometimes have to just dig very deep and keep going! Bit like being on a hamster wheel at the moment.
Great to hear from 'the other side' Maria_B, it will be a strange feeling to finish I think, desperate for some normality though! I now have a very unattractive bright pink rectangle on my left side
Good luck today everyone xx
Well done Tweasel, I didn't feel as I thought I would when I finished. I think everyone expects you to be immediately better and happy you have finished. I think the reality of what you have been through takes a while to hit home. I'm now starting to feel better and back to my old self. Sending positive thoughts to you all xxx I'm still waiting for Bradley to turn up Jill!