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April 2018 Radiotherapy

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Andi

 

Ding dong, I have just run outside and rang my doorbell for you.

 

Yay thats it now no more and you can start to get your life back.  Keep on with your regime for the next two weeks as you will still be feeling the effects of the rads but well done lady.  I hope you are doing something nice tonight

 

Helena xxx

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Well done Andi! Enjoy the weekend. 

 

My first day after rads today and it was lovely not going into hospital!

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Well - I'm done and the bell has been rung!
All 15 sessions completed and only a little pink now.

Thank you to everyone for the amazing support and advice. I could not have done it without you all.

I will be hanging about on the forum to see how everyone is doing.

Much Love to All xx
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Thanks Cassie and Andi, rads going ok, but the sessions have been quite long because I've had images taken everyday so far and also because of having to hold my breath. My arms were painful on Mon and Tues holding them in the same position for so long, but I've taken some parcetamol before the session for the past couple of days and that has made it a bit easier.

Great news that tomorrow is your last session Andi x

Cassie, does it feel strange now you've finished?! x

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Well done Nat Smiley Happy x

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Job well done Nat congratulations!
Jencat- how's it going?
Thank you Whytefawn and your support has been much appreciated.
Will check out my pm and catch up with you.
Everyone else....keep going- you will soon be done xx
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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Well done Nat!! Keep up the moisturiser. I'm now 9 days post rads and very pink still and a bit itchy so hydrocortisone cream is also going on.

Hope yours is going ok Jencat.
Andi last one tomorrow!!! Have pm'd you

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

thanks Helena!

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Nat

 

Just been outside and rung the doorbell for you.

 

Well done and no more daily apts to control your life.  Keep on moisturising and taking in the fluids over the next couple of weeks.

 

Sending you hugs

 

Helena xxx

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Finished today! Skin v sore but very pleased to be done. 

 

Good luck tomorrow Andi. X

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Afternoon April Rads Ladies

How is it going everyone?

I've just completed my penultimate session and just a little pink now. I use Aloe Vera gel straight after treatment then Aveeno 2/3 times during the day.

I have developed a very stiff back and think this is partly due to lying on the metal rads bed. That and holding the bars above my head too tightly. I think I may be holding myself taught rather than relaxing. Staff had to help me on and off today.

Looking forward to ring- a-linging that bell tomorrow.

Hope everyone is well and sailing through xx
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Thank you all for your good wishes. 2 sessions down, 23 to go! The sessions so far have been about 50mins long because of getting me into the right position, taking images and having to hold my breath-apparently my technique was better yesterday! My arms are really uncomfy being in the same position for so long-when I went for my planning, they suggested I took some paracetamol beforehand, so might do that tomorrow as it's going to be another long session!

It was funny yesterday though as I was meant to have an information meeting before I had rads. ED had come with me, so I asked the radiographer if she could come in too. However he'd forgotten about the meeting and told me to get changed and took ED with him. He obviously must have thought that ED was very concerned about me, so gave her a tour and showed her the equipment  and how it worked! It made me chuckle as I realised what had happened, ED hadn't though, so was a bit confused about it all! (Radiographer remembered about the meeting when I was lying topless on the machine!) xx

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Thanks Jencat. Have had no issues with my skin so far and can’t say aches are any worse either. Maybe ribs a bit sore on the side treated but manageable. 

 

Good luck for yours and hope you don’t have any issues. Xx

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Congratulations Dusty. How did it go today?
WhyteFawn thanks for asking, I'm doing fine and my skin is holding up. Yes just 4 to go and really it has gone so quickly. I hope you are feeling well.

Hope all goes smoothly for everyone.
xx
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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Lin

 

Woo hoo just been out and rang the doorbell for you to celebrate you finishing rads xxx

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Jencat

 

Hope everything went well for you today on your first session xxx

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Just three more to go! Looking forward to the weekend. A bank holiday to recover - great. 

 

How’s everyone doing? 

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

I had a couple like that Andi where I was back in the car before my appointment time.
Tomorrow will be 1 week since my last rads. How time flies. My skin isn't too bad. Still a bit pink bit keeping up with moisturiser, aloe Vera gel and hydrocortisone cream and so far so good. How's your skin doing? What's that now 4 to go!!!
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Thanks WhyteFawn.
Today was the quickest session ever. I was walking out before my appointment time. Made the whole process so much quicker and easier.
So far so good. A little pink but nothing major.

How are you doing now, post treatment?
I've noticed that you pop along on the forum to offer support and guidance to newer ladies. Well done to you, I know that sharing your experiences will be invaluable to members. Xx
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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

Thank you Ann xx