Feb 08, 2008 - 1:58 pm
You said you were about to start chemo and radiation. I went through that in Sept-Oct and wanted to give you a few tips to consider BEFORE you start. Things I learned the hard way that worked for me. Of course each of our situations is different. Please consider:
1) You should be using moisturizers on the area to be radiated already (pre-treatment). At least twice a day. When the radiation treatment starts make sure you go TO the treatment with the area washed clean and clear of any oil or moisturizer. Carry some in the car though and apply immediately after the treatment then frequently reapply as the day and night progresses.
I have several other tips regarding oral hygiene, offsetting fatigue, diet, etc. if you are interested. Let me know............hang in there. JK