Jun 28, 2013 - 11:38 pm
Today, I officially finished my 33 rounds of radiation!!!!!!!!!! Earlier in the week, I was fearful of this day, but now that it is here, I am glad. I received my certification of completion from my two favorite radiation therapists. What I appreciated about them is they always had a smile. I really appreciated Eric, in that he always, always, made sure that I was decent during my treatment and set up. Just the simple fact that he would pull my gown over my unradiated side if it slipped. It just meant a lot, since I am rather private about such things. Its the little things that help make this hard journey more bearable. Saw my radiation oncologist today too, and she was all smiles and told me how get the little clear circles stickers that covered the markings for my boost off. She said it would pull my skin off if I did not use lots of aquaphor. Well, she was right. I successfully got four of them off without trouble, but the fifth one did pull some off. Wow, who would have believed they would stick like glue! Hope the small amount of missing skin does not give me trouble.
So now, I am off to a series of appoints - DEXA scan, internal ultra sound, and OB-GYN exam before starting tamoxifen on Jully 15th. Not had the internal ultra sound before and am a little nervous about that. Anyone had one of these before? Not sure what to expect.
I will say that my skin from the rads is already not quite as red. I guess it is already starting to heal! Looking forward to that.