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April 2018 Radiotherapy

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Re: April 2018 Radiotherapy

How long after finishing rads do you need to recover before returning to work? xx

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Well done Cassie and MHaz Smiley Happy

I'm starting rads next Monday, but I think you'll all be finished by then?! xx

 

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Great news Cassie well done! Is that it now for you? Xx

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Well done WhyteFawn 🎉👊 xx
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Congratulations and a massive well done WhiteFawn xx

Hope everything goes smoothly for everyone on the final stretch xx
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Congratulations! 🎉
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That's it!! All done!!! I was ding-a-linging that bell.
Good luck everyone who has appointments today don't worry it'll soon be done x
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Well done MHaz!
Yay butterfly is finishing this week too. Your turn on Wednesday!
Won't be long Andi and it'll be your turn. Hang in there everyone x
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Well done MHaz, your turn tomorrow Cassie then it’s me! Really late one today, and tomorrow 😴

Am really pleased my skin is holding up well, just using cold aloe Vera twice a day, fingers crossed it stays that way. 

Good luck to all your April ladies keep counting down 😊 xx

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Number 6 of 15 for me today.
Congratulations MHaz!
Will be thinking of you tomorrow WhyteFawn. Ring that bell!
Cathysid how is it going?
BizzyLizzie how are you feeling now ? Are you finishing this week?

To everyone else on the April Rads thread good luck for the rest of the month.
I finish on the 4th of May so may have to pop onto that thread.
Best wishes to everyone xx
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MHaz

 

Yay well done and congratulations, ringing the bells for you tonight Smiley Happy

 

Helena xxx

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MHaz, congratulations on finishing!

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Had my last one today! 👊👊👊. Was told to stop using one of my creams from now as am having an allergic reaction to it but all done!! Then after went for a long training walk! 💪. Know I'll feel VERY tired tomorrow but I'll take things easy 😊. Good luck to you all whether starting, continuing or finishing your treatment ... lots ❤ Xx
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Hi everyone,

hope we are all ok?...I've got 5 to go....delighted it is the final days ...still managing to get out and about, off work this week and next to rest more though, as get a bit tired now and feeling 60!..but overall as expected and was told at my review to expect a couple of weeks after treatment finishes to still feel sore and a bit tired.

Still taking paracetomol and drinking lots of water, and walking my dog each day...onwards and upwards!!

xx

 

 

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Good luck everyone who finishes this week!

I’ve got 9 more to go. Can’t wait to finish.
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MHaz good luck for your last one today!! Just at the hospital now ready for my penultimate one. Looking forward to tomorrow to being over.
Have a good day everyone x
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Good Luck for the final 2 sessions WhyteFawn. You will be ringing that bell very soon xx
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Hi Dusty glad your treatment is going ok. My appointments have all been between 8.20 and 9.10 so been travelling into city centre at rush hour which is a pain. Only 2 left to go now!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend x
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Hi April women,

I'm up to 10 out of 16 and reieved its the weekend and I don't need to get to the hospital for  8.30am, though early appointments really help with traffic and parking.

My skin so far is only a bit red under my boob and gradually seems to be getting hotter, breath holding is fine, plus radiographers and staff are so lovely...I'm a bit achy around the shoulder and today got a wave of fatigue which comes and goes. I've been drnking lots of water and rehydration tablets as well...I'm doing ok and have found aveeno cream lovely to use and aloe vera gel helps with the heat...all as expected so far and hope everyone else is getting through this okay Smiley Happy xxxx

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Had my rads planning meeting on Tuesday. It was fine, but I was there for 3 hours! (Had to wait for an hour between the meeting and CT scan) Practised holding my breath for 30 seconds (I thought it was going to be 20!) quite a few times and then whilst the machine timed me and then during a CT scan! Felt quite exhausted after! Apparently it's not just a case of holding my breath, but the way I breathe afterwards!

Having the tattoos were fine! I was told that they wouldn't hurt as much as having a blood test and they were right, the blood test I had later was worse! (I had to go to 2 different hospitals on Tuesday!)

The worse part of the whole thing was having to be in the same position for 40 mins and having my arms held in place-felt a bit like I was on a torture rack! Radiographer said I might have a bit of cording in my arm and to practise at home holding my arm back. They also said take a couple of paracetmols before I have my treatments, but hopefully I won't have to hold my arms up for so long then anyway!

I start on 30th April and at the moment I've got 23 sessions, but the consultant had said 5-6wks, so I wouldn't be surprised if the number increases. I'm going to make the most of next week with no hospital visits Smiley Happy xx