I think are a few of you who are finsihing rads today so I am ringing the bell for you all. Sorry it is not individually however I am on a flying visit home after work as I have a bowls match tonight and need to get back out again soon.
You should be ok, just be mindful to not rub the area that you are having the rads on, you need to just gently pat it dry
that was the same with me and then it went dark brown as I had just been sunburnt on that triangle and the colour deepened.
Woo hoo nearly there ladies and you will be waving goodbye to active treatment.
Sending you all hugs xxxx
sounds like We will all finish on the same day Suzi, Gill, as I’ve 5 left after today too now my booster sessions have been cancelled. there’ll be lots of bell ringing me t Monday!
Skin in still looking fine but am very tired and having lots of headaches, although not really bad ones thankfully, just a fuzzy head. the end is in sight!
hope your husbands hip replacement goes smoothly Gill
So, 1 week since I finished my 15 sessions of r/t. No signs of anything for the first 8 sessions then gradual reddening and then started applying aloe vera straight after. E45 cream at night. Some shoulder pain, take painkillers within the hour before each session.
NB:Keep doing shoulder exercises all the way through and after.
Since I finished there has been a gradual reddening, itching and heating up. Lots of small freckles/skin tags turning darker, but no big deal.
Last night it was like heat rash spreading fast and really itchy tiny lumps. Applied liberal Aloe Vera (Holland & Barrett) last thing. Lot of the rash and the heat had gone this morning. Made a big difference to the feel and look of my skin today. Hope that's my drama done! Zoledronic acid awaits
2nd tip - don't forget your back. My treatment meant some rays pass right through and hubby pointed it out.
Good luck ladies
doin ok on 4/15
took all your advice thanks everyone
i drink moisturise and take paracetamols before I go
Mcnulcc, can’t add any more to what Gills said! Drink lots and moisturise with aveeno. I’m 6 down today and skin looking fine and not seeming too tired yet.
had appointment with oncologist today, wasn’t sure what it would be for but assumed just to see how I was going. Anyway, it was to discuss my 5 planned boosters. Apparently the position of my tumour means the boosters would be aiming directly at my heart. She has recommended I skip them as risk outweighs benefit.. On the positive side, I’ll finish a week earlier than anticipated! On the negative side I’ll be worrying about the effects of not having the boosters 😂.
Glad everyone’s thought the same re pen marks and it’s not just me
heck thats a late appointment Gill, hope it doesn’t mean stuck in traffic for you at that time. I’m 12 o’clock today so setting off soon - I always leave plenty of time I case get stuck in traffic but arrive way to early! they usually see me straight away anyway though! Hope your headache eases too.
Off to top my water bottle up now!
Shame your rads is so late today Gill x
Hope everyone's rads goes well this week. I still find it strange that I'm not going! x
Funny you should say that about the pen marks, I felt the same. I used to have a laugh with the radiographers about it, like you I didn't want them to think I hadn't washed! x
My 1st full week too Loz, good luck with it - I’m currently 4/20 done.
isnt it funny how we worry about the silliest things? My main worry last week was that the pen marks they’d drawn on me each day didn’t want to come off fully. I was worrying that they would think I didn’t wash properly 😂😂. Anyway, after a weekend of showers and hard scrubbing (whilst trying not to irritate the skin!) I’m starting the week off clean!
Fingers crossed for for a good week for all with little soreness or fatigue x
I’m 11/15 and so far s/e not too bad. Get very sleepy after treatment and also more thirsty, nipple tender but no other skin changes. X