Feb 28, 2010 - 9:36 pm
The pain of the radiation is difficult to describe in qualitative terms. It hurts. A lot. The sheer intensity is unlike anything I've experienced before. I could imagine having my skin peeled and that seems to work. Every swallow is traumatic. How do you guys do this?
I discovered the joy that is magic mouthwash today. First I had a tongue that was far bigger than my mouth and too sore to do anything with other than hang it out like a too tired hound dog. The next moment I was normal. Great stuff.
Breakfast was a smoothie. I went to band practice after that (I need to ROCK dammit!). I got home around 1:30 and ate another smoothie and scrambled eggs with cheese. After that I had 12 ginger snap cookies and 2 glasses of milk (540 calories!) and it was worth every single bite. I had about 1800 calories today and I'm not done yet!
If this is how bad it gets, I'll be fine. If it gets worse, well, it will get worse and I'll still be fine. Thanks so much for all the wisdom and support here. I cannot tell you how helpful it all is. About 5 weeks to go. Roll on Good Friday!