Jul 21, 2002 - 12:30 pm
I just started radiation this past week, on Wednesday. After just two days, my bra was far too tight to wear. I had to get bra extenders and it is over a 3+ inch increase. Did this happen to anyone else? I asked at my appointment on Friday; the nurse said it always happens, but "not usually this soon." She also said eventually I will not be able to wear a bra. The marking ink is already all over my clothes. Anyone have tricks to get it out? I have already tried bleach and "oxyclean." Will my chest continue to expand? Does it decrease after the treatments are over? Also already my skin (especially near the scar) itches, but when I try to lightly scratch it itches.