Monday, November 9, 2009

1 week post radiation

(well almost). I'm still tiring easily, but otherwise feeling really good. They did say that radiation continues working for 2 weeks after the last treatment. The spot they targeted during the 'boosts' has definitely become more tender and is looking dark red and burnt. But no broken skin. I don't think I'll ever really complain about anything again - nothing is as bad as chemo, and that is over. (my friends that are still enduring chemo remind me every day how lucky I am to be done).




I was at the dentist last week - they put the big lead apron over me while they took an x-ray. After all the chemo and radiation my body has been through, it seemed rather funny to protect me from one little x-ray...



Two more sleeps until my girls getaway...

6 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time Beth.You must be looking forward to a bit of a vacation now. I guess you are through with everything now and it is time to move forward. I have a few more things to do yet and surgery for me is Dec 1st and a few more small surgery's after that and hopefully I will be done by the Spring.
    You will have to let us know how your getaway was when you return.
    Hugs
    Jill.

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  2. Take it easy. Time helps.
    Have a nice week!

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  3. Blessings to you! Have a wonderful time away -- I'm sure you'll come back feeling refreshed!

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  4. I was due to have a dental x-ray before I started radiotherapy so the dentist decided not too - silly!

    glad you are feeling good. Keep slapping the cream on 3-4 times per day and it will get better quickly.

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  5. I found your blog through Denis's link. I love the look and feel of it. Have a great time with your friends. You can find my cancer blog at www.ooopsonline.com
    Be well
    from another Cannuck
    Jo-Ann

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  6. Congrats on finishing the nightmare. The skin may break up as it heals. Just make sure to wear loose clothing for the time being and don't get overheated. I freaked when I started to peel because it was way deeper than a typical sunburn peel.

    Way to go Beth! You did it!

    XO
    -Sharon

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