Hi Aneeebel I finished 15 sessions of radiotherapy 3 months ago and I wish someone had told me how quick the sessions are! At least, that was my experience. You'll find yourself in a waiting room where people are being called in all the time. I was at Leeds where they have several machines and only one of my appointments was late..some were even early. You go into a room and get into position on the bed thing. The rads people move you around until you're in exactly the right position. They measure where you are and call out the numbers every time. They go out of the room when the machine is on but they can talk to you and I asked them to do that every time..just talking through what was happening or saying what they were doing at the weekend. The machine makes a bit of a noise.. just a hum but never touches you or goes too near. You feel nothing. And I was amazed how quick it was! It moved from one side of my breast to the other so it's switched off when it moves across. All together the machine was on for less than a minute. I guess that might differ for some treatments but you will be up and getting dressed before you know it. I was nervous of course the first time but then it becomes routine. Yes I got a warm breast and yes I felt tired but compared to everything else this seemed pretty easy...and every time you go you are one step nearer to the end of it! I had a list with appointments on and looked forward to crossing off each one!
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@Bellas Mum wrote: Hi All been on Letrozole for 3 weeks and am feeling awful, whole body aches, terrible brain fog, feel really low, tired and lost all energy - moaning here but feel a complete mess. My cancer was very small and classed as low-intermediate risk, no lymph node involvement. Had Hysterectomy 5 years ago along with ovaries removed so not a lot of Oestrogen in my body at all as not had any sweats for years. I am putting it out there as to whether I really need to take the meds. Happy to have the Rads but the side effects and subsequant risks of Letrozole make me really question if its worth it. I just feel that I am part of a plan where "this is what all women have so you will have it". I also saw an article on Letrozole only being used for advanced BC which is something I dont have. Any advice/hints/tips and wise words please?? Hi This looks like an old post. Have you already made your decision?
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