Would be a nice way to describe my chest and lymph node area right now. I think burnt to a gross bubbling curdling painful peeling mess is more accurate. I am excited to say I finished radiation Monday of this week. I went twice a day for 4 and a half weeks. Even on Black Friday, they actually opened the place up just for me. I didn’t miss a single appointment and when the machine broke I agreed to driving half an hour to a different facility. When I woke up Tuesday morning, I was in a short state of confusion about what to do with myself. Of course I have my 2 year old and 4 year old to keep me busy, and there’s holiday stuff to be done, but surely I should be at the cancer center at some point today right? Then I remembered, nope I’m done. From here it’s just Herceptin every three weeks with doctor’s appts. and check-ups. Feels kind of strange after the last 8 months. I asked when my first post-cancer scans would be and was told ‘not for a while’. I’ll ask my regular oncologist at my appt. next week because I think I would like to know that I’m still clear. As for regular life, I am looking to the future. I enrolled to take a couple of medical classes starting Jan. 4th, thinking to combine my business degree and background and maybe work in the medical business field. We’ll see. It’s a nice relief to see a possible future after being diagnosed 8 months ago with IBC, what goals I’m working on don’t seem as important this minute as the fact that I’m still here to work on them.