Hi all, I had my planning CT scan, tattoos and talk with the radiographer yesterday. I am having 15 sessions starting on 7 November. 40 minute drive to the hospital. Having got the WLE lumpectomy over with and just about recovered from that it is now on to the next part of treatment. Thinking about all you other ladies going through this just now
hi Mavit I know what you mean I am glad that I will soon be starting the last stage and I will let you know how things are going. Fezzy xxx
hi Mavit. I have just had my planning appointment today, I have got to have 20 sessions as well, was hoping that radiotherapy would start within days but I have got to wait until 31st October it seems that it is normal to have to wait 2 weeks after planning , my journey takes about 25 mins each way and my first appointment is 9.20 in the morning so going to be a busy commute, must say your wait does seem excessive, I thought mine was long enough at 3 months from surgery. Best wishes to you, Fezzy
Just got my planning date today which is the 17th October, so hopefully be starting rads before end of October, got to have 20 sessions.
Dear Lilacmoon good luck with your therapy sounds interesting, Anastrozole seems to be frying my head, feel very fuzzy when I wake in the morning xx
no date yet I should hopefully find out on Monday, keeping fingers crossed it won't be too long to wait, just want it over now, I feel as if I am in limbo, I am sure once I know I will feel better , Fezzy xx
Thank you Lilacmoon I have bought some Aveena moisturizer cream in readiness just hope it won't be too long before rads start, hope you are doing ok xx
hi Zellah the guidelines are 31 days after surgery for radiotherapy but most surgeons like to wait until you are fully healed before starting radiotherapy. I am seeing the oncologist on 1st October which will be nearly 10 weeks since surgery for wle and sentinel node biopsy so it might be 12 weeks post op before I even start rads. hopefully you won't have to wait this long, as I do know that it varies greatly depending on where you live. Fezzy x
Can you tell me what the guide lines are for waiting for radiotherapy, I thought it is up to 31 days after surgery?
hi Susan like you I am hoping to be through the radiotherapy by Christmas so I hope the planning won't be too long after seeing the oncologist, considering I have had to wait nearly 10 weeks since my wle and sentinel node biopsy to see the oncologist but I do now feel happier that things are progressing, hope all goes well for you on the 2nd x