Radiation, halfway done.

Love this!  It's in the radiation waiting room.

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Radiation is still going well.  I’ve been told to expect some fatigue but it hasn’t shown up yet.  I do have a lovely pink rectangle though.  It reminds of a PBS shape song L has been singing lately.  🙂  (Bear with me, it’s just the way my mind rolls.)  Starting next week, I get what’s called a boost.  Right now I get radiation pretty much all over my upper left torso, but next week they’re going to concentrate on my scar area.  That’s where my cancer is most likely to recur.  The boost will also give the rest of my skin a break, giving it a chance to heal before the home stretch when we go back to irradiating the left side again.   Other than the pink rectangle, the only discomfort I’ve had is when skin touches skin.  Like where my armpit touches my side.  It’s uncomfortable and almost feels like it sticks together, but still nothing like some of the sunburns I’ve had in my life.  Here’s to hoping it won’t be.  🙂

Crossposted from ThrowsLikeAGirl

4 Responses to Radiation, halfway done.

  1. bcjenster says:

    So glad to hear it’s going well so far. I hope and pray it continues to do so!

    Love the photo! :o)

  2. imstell says:

    Jenster, Unfortunately, your skin probably IS sticking together a bit. those little rubbing spots is where my skin broke down. So glad you’re not having any fatigue. I don’t think I really did either.

  3. justenjoyhim says:

    I’m glad it’s going well. Mine finally started this past Wed. after they took many days positioning me. My skin is SO fair and SO sensitive that I noticed a teeny bit of pinking already, but it’s going away this weekend with the prescription lotion.

  4. katbur says:

    Haven’t heard a radiation update. I guess you’re done by now. My guess is that you have peaked and are well on the road to recovery. Make sure you enter on my blog to win a bottle of wine.

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