May 27, 2002 - 9:41 pm
I have now finished 17 of 33 treatments. Radiation burn began after second day. Doctor started treating it as infection--"no one reacts after two days." After 10 days on Keflex and 5 days on Cipro she admitted it was probably radiation burn after all and offers notes to work, to my husband about no housework, and pain pills to sleep. Like those take care of the problem. Have no problems sleeping--great way to close out life--except I don't really have time to sleep (work, home, 19 house animals who, like little kids, need their mommy).
Developed small blisters over the weekend (three under the big breast and two in the armpit--sting like a b____ without AC--almost look forward to work again). I have 8 more days of overall radiation and 7 after that of targeted radiation. All I've been told I can use is corn starch and a lotion called Eucerin. Any suggestions?