Oct 06, 2012 - 7:23 pm
Well guys, 3 treatments down, 15 to go.
I was having problems stretching out my arm without a pulling pain going up my arm. I am happy to say, this pain is gone. The lump is still visible and feels like it's going down in size a little bit. It is still about the size of a large chocolate easter egg, but it's making progress.
So far I have felt some pain from the treatment. Kind of like needles in the armpit occasionally and sporatically. I've also had some headaches and these worry me. I was really hoping that I wouldn't have headaches with this. Oh well it is what it is. I will talk to my doctor about it Wed when it's doctor day. I just have to see him once a week.
What I found humorous was the nurse said to use Dove soap in the armpit, but I could use whatever other soap on the rest of my body...like I'd go to that trouble LOL. Also told me not to shave or I could use an electric shaver on my armpit. I don't own one and am really hoping the rads will take care of the hair issue.
The worst part is that I am starting work an hour later to be able to do it in the morning, but that extra hour in the evening is not my idea of fun. There is so much more traffic to deal with. So getting home at 6:15 makes it hard to eat dinner, clean up and play with the dogs before bed. Feels like my whole evening is shot. At least it's just for the month of October. I will be ready for this all to be over.
Take care everyone, I will try to update more often.