17-01-2019 11:02 PM
Congratulations! It's a great feeling isn't it? I am still feeling fab thank you. Lots of energy and no ill-effects. Hope this continues!!! I will check out that thread you mentioned!
Love Jane xxx
17-01-2019 05:12 PM
17-01-2019 04:57 PM
hi, I've just joined this thread as was desperately seeking advice on side effects of radiotherapy. I have completed 8 sessions out of 15 in total but my skin is already sore and have been told it will get worse till it peaks well after treatment is finished! So I am dreading the next few weeks to be honest, especially after I have just recovered from chemo. I've been advised only to use QV cream on my skin, nothing else. Also to go braless and get as much air around the breast as is possible (or decent!). After reading your replies, I think I must drink more water. Any other advice very welcome indeed.
16-01-2019 10:32 PM
16-01-2019 06:29 PM
16-01-2019 05:17 PM - edited 16-01-2019 05:18 PM
Number one today....
Realised I now have absolutley no modesty left as I was chatting to the young male radiographer afterwards totally topless and didn't notice! Of course he would have been watching the whole thing anyway, but thats kind of different as I couldn't see him!!
16-01-2019 01:42 PM
I finished last Thursday, my follow up consultation's tomorrow, and (says she touching wood) I have had no side effects at all, not even warm or pink! Now being a week out, does anybody know whether I can relax and stop waiting for them yet?
15-01-2019 08:57 PM
14-01-2019 07:55 PM
14-01-2019 06:13 PM
Yay that is good news you now have a start date and something to work to, before you know where you are you will be at your last session.
Moisturise your skin 2/3 times a day, and make sure that you do not do it less than 2 hours before a session, drink plenty of fluid, I was recommended to take a good 2 litres a day, as that will help with the potential dehydration effects from the rads which can cause fatigue and most of all listen to your body, it will tell you when you need to rest. Take a good book with you as there will probably be occasions where you will be waiting around a lot, I know when I had mine they were very often running 30 mins late..
If someone offers to take you to and from the sessions take advantage of that, I dont know how long your journey will be but if the help is offered take it, also it allows your friends/family to feel that they are helping you even in some small way.
Sending you hugs
14-01-2019 01:59 PM
13-01-2019 10:06 AM
Thank you Jmag81! Good to know that some people don't get any side effects from Tamoxifen.
And well done you keeping up a full time job whilst undertaking treatment and looking after a 2 year old.
I have a 5 year old and hoping also to work as much as possible (apart from attending the treatment).x
11-01-2019 12:21 PM
11-01-2019 07:34 AM
10-01-2019 10:14 PM
I have my booking appointment next Monday and hopefully will get date to start after that. Not sure how long I will have to wait?
Initially thought 15 sessions but as margins tight they are giving me an extra 'boost' week. So 20 in total.
Looks like I'm also going to go on the hormone tablets as ER+ so not looking forward to that either.
So all ahead of me. Thanks for all advice on creams, drinking water, walking, etc. All good to know.
10-01-2019 10:04 PM
Hi all I finished my radiotherapy beginning of December, 15 treatments & an extra 8 boost, 23 treatments in total. I was recommended a baby moisturiser cream from a company called called Childs Farm you can get it in boots and most big supermarkets. It’s very kind & suitable for children with eczema and psoriasis.
I met some amazing people, truly inspiring, I suffered No side-effects from the radiotherapy only problem I am having is from the hormone tablets. Good luck ladies.