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
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!!
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 xxxx
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 xx