I have been thinking about you and wondering how you are. I haven't seen you post for awhile. How is rad going for you? Did you start using aquaphor and doing sitz baths the first day?
I just noticed this post. Sorry about that. I guess we've caught up on other posts at this point but to answer your question..kinda. I found a product online called Andra Sina that I've been using. I have a friend who used it (not for radiation) and recommended it. My radiologist checked the ingredients and said that there wasn't anything in it that would be harmful. I ordered a package from them specifically designed for radiation therapy skin care. There is a lotion for daily use and an ointment for more severe areas (I don't have any yet). Honestly, I'm on a wing and a prayer here with no real reference for the product during radiation other than some random posts on the internet. I have Aquaphor too should I need it. For me it was just hard to get it completely off before treatments..waxy feeling. The Andra Sina is a lotion and is absorbed in completely. Sitz baths? No.
I can definitely let you know as I move during treatments. I'm on day 13 today and have no sign of burns.
I meant to add that I am using Biotene daily. I have the toothpaste, the spray and the rinse. I don't have any mouth issues yet either.
I have been using the Biotene also and occasionally swishing with the salt water. I munched on ice and drank cold ice water before and while I was at the chemo doctor getting my first infusions. No problems with mouth. Praise God!
I will check out the products for the skin. I think I am as ready as I can be at this point. I have the donut, peri bottles (they were a life saver after having a big baby), the portable bidet, the wipes, soft paper towels, big cotton underwear - you name it for when things might get painful. Hopefully rad will start today. I am curious to see what the dosage will be for me.
Sounds like me..I felt very stocked up when the process began. I still need to get my cotton undies. My doc told me to get cotton boxers because of the lack of elastic and the free flow of the legs. I can't find them in female section less than $5-$7 a pair so I'm going to get guy ones and have a campfire later with them. lol My husband said he wouldn't wear them afterwards (it's a cancer thing I suppose..he wants no part of anything to do with cancer after I'm healed). I respect his anger about it.
My dosage is 5400 by the way.
Take care..I also sent you a private message with my personal email should either of us not be on this site for a few days.
Boxer shorts are great! I wore them for quite a while due to burns in the creases of groin area. Wore men boxer shorts. All the best to you gals!
I'm not usually a nightgown kind of girl, but that is what I wore (commando) non stop for a few weeks toward the end of my tx. And I threw them all away after tx. I didn't want any reminder of how I felt when I was wearing them. So look forward to enjoying your bon fire with your boxers. It will be a good day when you no longer need to wear them.