Good morning Wombat woo, I hope your first session goes okay, I will be back to see how you go.
Good morning everyone, here goes, I didn't sleep too well last night. My friend is taking me today, picking me up around 1pm.
Good luck tomorrow Wombat Woo and Anxious Soul xx
Aliand must be tough for you thinking about your son going away as well as going through rads - sending you big hugs 🤗- hope you manage to get through it OK.
Im starting next Monday - I’m not too nervous atm, although people do keep telling me this is the easy part - I’m hoping they are right but I think you have to wait and see how you feel - just because the process is straightforward doesnt mean it doesn’t affect you.
Hi, I have recently finished 23 sessions of radiotherapy and had no problems, other than slightly swollen and pink. A week later and it is very sore around the nipple and the scar area where I had lymph nodes removed. I have been using organic coconut oil all the way through but it’s not bringing me any relief. Does anyone have any advice on what to use, thank you
Yay well done for the first one, I am sure you will get the hang of the breathing very quickly, you will be on no. 3 today already.
Your rads team should be keeping an eye on your skin and it might be worth asking them if chemo makes your skin more sensitive.
I am pleased you got some comfort from your coffee shop experience. Remember you can rant and rave on here and we wil get it. Remember it is okay not to be okay.
no I cant talk to the staff, they are lovely and one of them offered me a hug today, but I just want to get in and out as quick as possible hugs will just make me fall apart and I dont want to do that alone at a radio appointment. If I fall apart afterwards I'm happy to go to councelling I dont mind falling apart there with a safe space and someone used to it where I'm not holding anything up.
Today toast and costa coffee helped before I wandered home. My eldest is off to uni on 22nd, I will still have 3 sessions after he goes so I dont want him going away thinking I am in bits, he will have enough to contend with and as I am in liverpool and he will be in london its not like he will see me that oftrn to reassure himself.
Thank goodness for coffee shop sanity
I am sorry to hear how vulnerable you're feeling. Are you able to talk to the staff about your feelings? Physically, are you being challenged too?
Hi Sue I have also been told this bit is the easy bit although I remember we're all different and so I have never assumed anything during the treatment, just held back to see how my body and emotions responded.
I hope the planning appointment last week went okay for you.
I start treatment tomorrow.
Today, I am going to be cooking up some meals and putting in the freezer since I may be feeling fatigued from the travel and the treatment.
I too will be starting my radiation within the next week, or so. I have my planning appointment scheduled tomorrow and just like you, I can't wait until this Phase 2 is over.
I'm 31yrs old and I was diagnosed this past June (26) about 2-3 weeks shy of my 31st birthday. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Grade 1, Stage 1. I’ve had my lumpectomy, and everything went well, so now it’s off to Phase 2. Will you be starting hormonal therapy too?
I honestly can’t wait until I can have my life back.