I have completed 5 zappings. 1st three were fine, no problems.
Day 4, I felt ill after radiotherapy! Headache, slight nausea, muzzy head.
Day 5, I reported my problem to the radiographer who advised me to drink lots of water, which I did immediately (3 cups in 5 mins!) and continued all day. Felt better than Day 4, but still not marvellous!
Dreading starting again tomorrow!!!
Best regards to all fellow zappees!
Mine starts tomorrow. Reading some of these posts makes me think that the health professionals really minimise it.
i started radiotherapy on 1st december. im having my right breast and supra clavicular fossa (for my remaining lymph glands) zapped! how about you? any ill effects so far? how are you coping? i was scared but looked brave! no soreness so far but i feel tired. dont know if that is just because of the stress of the situation.
I had my 1st rads today and it went really well. The whole thing took ages as 1st I had to have a chat with a radiologist about what was going to happen and she was able to answer any questions I had. She also gave me a tube of aqueous cream which she said was better than E45 when I asked if I could use it. The actual rads took longer than normal but the 1st one always does and they also took x-rays as well. She said the next 2 would take longer as well but after that it should be quicker. They all made me feel very relaxed and now I know what to expect I won't be so anxious. I always think the first of anything is the hardest as it was when I had my first chemo. I will see an assement radiographer once a week to discuss how I am doing and can ask questions if I have any. I will get all my appointments for next week when I go tomorrow. Hope your 1st one on Monday goes well for you, what time is your appointment?
Best wishes SML xx
I will be starting my rads on the 27th November so most treatments will be in December. I have been following the thread for November and have found it useful and the ladies on there have some good advice.
Best wishes SML X