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Start radiotherapy on Tuesday 17th Dec

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Re: Start radiotherapy on Tuesday 17th Dec

Thank your your message.  Wishing you a better and peaceful New Year.

Kind regards,

Angela

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Re: Start radiotherapy on Tuesday 17th Dec

Angela Veronica

 

That is great to hear and you will have had a couple under your belt by now. 

 

Just keep taking the water it really helped me I must admit especially with the fatigue as I got further into the treatment, but a lot of that is down to the travelling to and from the hospital every day and I was working at the same time.

 

Hope you had a good xmas xxx

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Re: Start radiotherapy on Tuesday 17th Dec

Hi Angela,

this forum is brilliant, I have found it useful to look back on earlier months for people starting radiotherapy, they sometimes bring up things you may not have thought of.

I had my 9th today, we are all going in the right direction 😁

take care hun

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Dear Helena,

 

Thank you so much for your message.  I have just returned from my first treatment and am quite proud that I coped with it.  I have taken your advice and am drinking water.  I have to say I am more thirsty than usual.

 

Thank you again

 

Kind regaards

 

Angela Veronica

 

 

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Dear Mandy,

 

thank you for your message.  I really appreciate you support and kindness.

I have had my first treatment.  It was nowhere as frightening as I had first thought.

The support on here is amazing.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Angela Veronica

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Dear Lucy,

 

Thank you so much for your message.  I was beginning to feel I was being hysterical and neurotic.

 I had my first treatment today.  It was not as scary as I thought it would be. 

Thank you for the advice.  I hope your treatment goes well to day and you sleep better tonight.

 

I will take you advice and go on the December thread.

 

Kindest regards

 

Angela Veronica xxx

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Dear Angela

 

I am sending you much love and support. I know how you feel. i am starting mine today too. I had my scan a couple of weeks ago and first session today. I’ve been awake since the early hours. I am feeling pretty scared and emotional about it. I just want to get the first session over with. However I’ve had so much positive information on here that I hope and think we’ll be ok. 

There’s a thread called December Starters where we have been supporting each other. I have found it so so helpful. Mandy who has also replied to your message is also there. I can’t tell you how much it has helped to know there are other kind people here who are going through it with you. 

lucy xxx

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Hi Mini Mad,

 

Thank you for your advice, much appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

Angela Veronica

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Re: Start radiotherapy on Tuesday 17th Dec

Continued.... whoops...

 

when i say i moisturised after each session,  that wasnt the only time.

i used to slap it on all the time...  and can def recommend Aveeno.  Xx 

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Hi Angelaveronica,

 

i have had 15 radiotherapy sessions and never felt sicky and was just a little tired.

didnt have the ' fatigue ' that some people have.

From experience drink plenty and moisture the area well.  I did it before i changed back into my clothes after my session.  I used Aveeno all the way through and had no problems with my skin just a little redness at the end.

If the area gets hot,  put a large cotton hanky inside your bra/crop top against your skin.

good luck,  try not to stress,  it really is doable... ( compared to chemo )

mini mad xx 💖💖

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Hi AngelaVeronica,

I am on the Dec 2019 radiotherapy thread.

I am on day 8 of 15 today and I haven't experienced any nausea as yet.

This weekend I have felt a bit tired but I am not sure if that is more to do with the time of year and trying to get everything done before the fatigue sets in. 

As previously said, your first appt will be longer as they get your positioning right and take pictures for reference, pictures will then be taken weekly ( well at Leeds they do).

Good luck for tomorrow and everyone on here are very supportive ❤

Mandy x

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AngelaVeronica

 

I am sure you will be fine.  The thought of it is much more daunting than the rads themselves.

 

Have you been advised to take in plenty of fluids, I was recommended two litres a day, as that will help to counter any possible dehydration effects you may have from the rads.  I found it was the daily travelling to and from the hospital that tired me more.  I used to take a bottle of water with me as well as my moisturising cream, which I would apply immediately after each session whilst I was getting dressed.  Listen to your body it will tell you when you need to rest, I used to have a nap when I got home from each session, I would be sitting there and then I was asleep only for about 10 minutes then I would wake and carry on. 

 

All the best for Tuesday, that will be the longest of your appointments because they will probably go through what happens etc with you, then after that they are generally onlly 10 minutes from the time you go in until you have got dressed again.

 

Sending you hugs

 

Helena xxx

 

 

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Start radiotherapy on Tuesday 17th Dec

Hi Everyone,

 

First time I have visited this forum

 

I start radiotherapy on Tuesday.   Worried if I will feel exhausted and nauseous.  I am terrified of medics.  Agh.

Kind regards to you all.