Friday, February 11, 2011


Yesterday marked my 20th radiation treatment. I am officially 2/3 of the way done! In December, that seemed like such a long time, but it's passed very quickly.
In general, I feel pretty good. But I am tired. I am so tired. By 5 or 6pm I am very unfocused and have a hard time doing much of anything.
I've tried napping in the afternoon, but that hasn't been working. There's always a dog barking, or the phone rings, or a kid runs down the hall like a herd of elephants (seriously. Must you run so hard?) Saturday I slept for almost 3 hours, and Sunday for 2. It was much needed.
My skin is looking pretty bad, like I took a cheese grater to it. Very red and rashy. I have lesions. The breast itself hurt most of the time. My biggest fear is that being fair skinned, that all the redness will not go away after treatment. Or that every time I'm in the sun I will burn easily.
But then I remember the 100% cure rate and I try not to worry.
10 more to go!

1 comment:

Jen on the Edge said...

I'm guessing there's something you can do for the skin irritation, but I don't know what it is. You might ask the nurses at the oncology center -- nurses always seem to have all the important info -- or talk to a dermatologist.

2/3 -- WOOT!