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woody24
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

Hiya E.,
just reading your post has cheered me up,that must sound dead mean,
being pleased that someone else had 4 weeks of burning,it`s easy being so pessimistic when you suffer from an over-active imagination.
So thank you and I`ll go back to the aloe vera gel,have been on the
hydrocortisone `cos last week it was oozing and scabby but thats cleared now, take care love Mags xx

emmbee
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

Woody,

The Rads burns are enough to make anyone depressed so just hang on in there. Mine are just beginning to stop burning and itching and it is 4 weeks since my last session. I have found that using aloe vera gel has really helped. If you decide to try it; wash your skin gently and pat dry. Put on the gel and leave it to dry. It forms a skin which is protective and helps to stop the itching.

Don't let the bug---s get you down. There is no reason why you should be one of the 2 out of 10 who don't make it. You need to make plans so that you have something to look forward to. Not long term yet but perhaps a week-end away somewhere.

Keep your chin up and even if your cup feels like it's half empty that's better than nothing.

Good luck.

E

woody24
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

Hello Kitty,
Your wording is what I feel exactly(dark cloud).
Hubby thinks I should be jumping over the moon,he`s making all these long term plans and gets exasperated if I make any negative comments.
The current stastistics say 8out of 10 survive,but I must be a real pessimist,one whos` cup is half empty. Every ache and pain scares me to death,will someone who used to feel like this post a thread telling me to get over it,I might just need a kick up the a***!
Love Mags x P.S. 4weeks after end of rads,my entire radiated area
plus large patch on my back is crimson still,when can I expect it to stop being so sore,dont see the rads consultant till Sept.3

kittyw
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

thanks Debs
I know I should be able to celebrate however I still feel like I am living under a very dark cloud, just waiting for this bu##er to jump up and bite me on the backside.May feel better after oncologist consult in four weeks. take care kittyx

debs66
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

just wanted to say, kitty, well done on finishing treatment. hope you are feeling ok and able to celebrate. congrats xx
deb

kittyw
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

Hello ladies,
checked out link pasted by clarabelle [cancerbackup] rang one of recommended companies to be told i needed a letter from oncologist and insurance would cost £300-400.Insure pink would not insure me which i found unbelievable.An insurance company displaying the Pink Ribbon on its logo discriminating againt breast cancer uhh!!. I then tries compare and found two companies who would insur me and hubby for £ 63.65 or £14.83 if i removed cancer cover[getmy.com].It seems to me that companies who claim to specialize in pre-exixting conditions do this in order to rob the vunerable. kitty x
Should have said my case is surgury Nov 08 six chemo finished April 09 followed by 20 rads finished 22 july09.

emmbee
Member

Re: going on holiday after rads?

Hi BrienneB,

Try MIA 01268783383

They prefer you to have waited until 4 months after chemo and preferably after your rads rash has cleared. They will only insure you up to 60 days before you travel. If you want to query things beforehand contact them on,

info@miaonline.co.uk

or read the info at,

http://www.miaonline.co.uk

Hope this helps

BrienneB
Member

Re: going on holiday after rads?

ive been having trouble with insurance and even insure pink wouldnt cover me! ive had quotes up to £200! very annoying 😞

debs66
Member

Re: going on holiday after rads?

I actually got travel insurance whilst still having treatment (rads) and was covered for anything BC wise and arthritis wise, as i suffer with that to. I got it from AXA, but do have private health with them to.
deb x

Dizzydi
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

Hi

I had rads in February, specially timed so I could have a prebooked trip to China in April. The oncologist was perfectly happy with it and because it was a business trip the firm's insurance covered me.

I have since had problems getting personal travel insurance, and had to go to a specialist insurer though

BrienneB
Member

Re: going on holiday after rads?

thank you girls! thats a great help, puts my mind at ease
brienne xxx

debs66
Member

Re: going on holiday after rads?

Hi
I finished rads last December and went to the Canary Islands at the end of Jan. Was told it was ok to go by Oncologist, but to make sure that I used plenty of sunscreen, and kept rads/operation area covered well.
good luck and congrats of finishing chemo. hope rads go ok.
deb x

Clarabelle
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Re: going on holiday after rads?

Hi,
I think it would depend on whether or not you are going on holiday abroad and if so if it is within Europe?
A very good link with good info is here...........
http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Treatments/Radiotherapy/Sideeffects/General
Clarabelle x

BrienneB
Member

going on holiday after rads?

was wondering if any ladies out there who have had the same treatment as me, 6 courses chemo just finished (woo hoo!) and now starting rads on 20/07 for four weeks were advised against going on holiday?
i have one that was booked before my diagnosis on 06/01 that is the week after my rads finishes, has anyone been on hols or have any tips on things to look out for?
i feel at 26 i should know this stuff already but clearly dont! lol xx