Radiation Treatment Updates

January 4th, 2020

I had my 10th radiation treatment yesterday….15 treatments to go! I am excited that the “treatment” part of my journey is almost over! I will have more to do once radiation is over but it should be easy in comparison. ๐Ÿ’•

January 11th, 2020

Happy Saturday! Yesterday I completed my 15th radiation treatment…10 to go!! I am doing well so far and I am as ready as I can be for any side effects that will develop over the next two weeks.

January 13th, 2020

Today when I went in for treatment the techs noticed that I had 3 spots under my left breast where my sutures had come out and my skin was broken. My doctor came in and took a look and determined that it was only the first few layers of skin that were broken. Since I said that I was not in any pain from them, there was no need to delay my treatment….thank God!

Last Friday I noticed that my back was hurting after I got home from treatment. I didn’t think much of it because my body has been through so much this past year. But today it was still hurting so I said something to my nurse when she was examining me after my treatment. It isn’t uncommon to have back pain develop while going through radiation. The table in the treatment room is metal and flat so depending on the shape of your back it can potentially cause problems. I have slight scoliosis, about 11% if I remember correctly, so between the treatment table and the fact that last week was my first week of having treatment every day, my back is not happy. My nurse suggested that I take a few acetaminophen before I come in for treatment to help with the pain so I will do that, it can’t hurt to try it. I only have 9 treatments to go so I am pushing through!

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