14-01-2018 01:38 PM
I was told if I had any problems post my rads finishing during that two weeks to give them a call.
The other thing you could do is make an appointment to see your GP/nurse as they will no doubt but able to prescribe it, take the container with you so that they can see what it is just in case, but I would ring your rads team first of all
14-01-2018 09:21 AM
13-01-2018 07:52 PM
Thanks Ruth, if nothing else it's an opportunity to have a trip to John Lewis habadashery department :-). I can't help myself in there, l love it! There is something about the tubes of buttons, lengths of ribbons and balls of wool which take me back to being a child and going with my mum when she was shopping for her sewing supplies for her projects. Funny what can trigger memories off. Thanks for the tip, it sounds like it would be very soft on the skin. X
13-01-2018 11:24 AM
13-01-2018 10:23 AM
They told me from the outset I would be breath holding. My ct planning scan was done with the hold in place. From Eliza's experience it looks like they can make the decision at the ct planning scan stage too. Sorry you have had such a time getting to this point. Good luck for starting.
I am red under my boob today and hot. They had a look at it yesterday and said it was to be expected, keep going with the moisturising. I am slathering on the aloe and keeping my fingers crossed. 10 more to go!
Hope everyone is doing ok, glad its Saturday and a couple of days off from zapping x
13-01-2018 10:08 AM
Hello Peanut, breath holding isn’t always needed. When I was planned we did the CT without breath holding and then I went back to the waiting room while the images were sent to physics where they overlaid the beams and decided whether we'd need to use breath holding. My heart wasn’t in the field so someone came to tell me that and I went home. If it had been, we'd have done the second CT with breath holding.
I'm now getting quite red. Only 2 more to go, but I'm having Monday and Tuesday off so that I can go to a conference.
13-01-2018 08:24 AM
12-01-2018 10:41 PM
Hello MrsMeow - how strange we are both starting on Thursday! I have 15 sessions and am quite glad that we have the 2 days and then a break over the weekend. I agree - it is great to be able to chat with other women going through this and share tips/advice. Keep me posted and we can compare notes x
12-01-2018 10:38 PM
Thanks Crocrazy - I too got the Aloe Vera from H & B and agree it is nice to apply.....will have a look at the deoderant although I got the impression they would prefer me not to wear any! I hate feeling sweaty and smelly and I know from experience this will happen if I feel nervous so will investigate further. I had a WLE and 2 x re-excisions to get clear margins and its fair to say I was a puddle by the time I got down to theatre on more than one occassion!! Thanks for your advice and good luck with your ongoing treatment x
12-01-2018 10:32 PM
Thanks Nuthatch - I will get some E45 and yes I have been using the Aloe Vera in advance to check there was no reaction to it. And thanks for your good wishes. Hope that you continue to be problem free as you progress with your treatment x
12-01-2018 09:53 PM
Ask you rads team for polymem dressings, they are very good for prtecting your breast area from friction and also help where the skin is peeling. I believe. They gave them to me at the hospital when my skin looked as if it was starting to break down
12-01-2018 09:50 PM
I’ve done 11 now, having 15 plus 8 boosters, so it will be another couple of weeks yet. Really having to psych myself up to go out to the hospital. Been to speak to the Macmillan volunteers today and going to try one of the free therapies (reiki, reflexology, etc) as a ‘treat’. My underarm scar area sore today too.
Hey, ho! We’ll get there..... xx
12-01-2018 09:08 PM
12-01-2018 06:24 PM
12-01-2018 06:12 PM
I havent been on the forum for a fair while, I had some issues after my surgery that i had back in October which are only now starting to clear up. I had Celulitus to start with and that wouldnt clear up, so they kept me in and I was given a antibiotic that they keep for when normal antibiotics dont work, this then gave me Hives from my head to my toes several days later so had to go back in again, finally allowed home and although infection markers showed the infection had gone it has stayed very inflammed and was filling with fluid every now and then which needed draining. It is slowly looking a little better, fluid has gone and the Oncologist happy to proceed to radiation now. So this coming Monday I start my course of 15 treatments. It is on my left side but nothing has been said about breath holding, should I be asking about that or does it not always need doing? Also Ladies can I ask what can I use to help with the hot flushes, I am so getting some crackers from these pills!
Hope your all doing fine xx
12-01-2018 11:05 AM