Hello Pinklily, I have completed 12 radiotherapy treatments with 3 still to come. I also have sensitive skin, very fair, sun intolerant, so I was concerned about a bad reaction. I can say that so far I have had no bad skin reaction apart from pinkness. I've experienced significant heat after treatment and occasional stabbing pain in the breast. I am lacking in energy but still able to walk an hour a day. I am 66 years old. I can share with you what I have done to try and help my body cope - I have been drinking 4 litres of water a day, in particular immediately before and after treatment (in the car park!), I have not used any creams as the Dr at the planning session said it doesn't make any difference, different radiographers gave the opposite and varying advice (confusing). After each treatment when my breast has felt extremely overheated, I have cooled it with either a hand held battery fan or an old fashioned "Spanish" style fan (works best) until my breast feels a normal temperature again. This can take 30 minutes or so. I have walked 3 to 4 miles most days, taken cod liver oil and a turmeric drink (teaspoon turmeric in warm water) daily. Good luck with your treatment.
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I have 3 radiotherapy treatments left and I've hit rock bottom after my husband quipped "frying tonight" before I went in for my last treatment on a machine that had malfunctioned with the previous patient. He apologised later but I cant seem to pick myself up again as his comment comes on the back of long term marital difficulties.
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