May 28, 2014 - 6:16 am
Im wondering if anyone would be willing to share their radiation experience. The rad oncologist is telling me I absolutely need "several" at the collar bones, sternum, and axilla...and we will discuss it more when my chemotherapy has completed. In total, I will have had 20 chemotherapy infusions: Cytoxan, Adria, Taxol. I've had every possible side effect :/. my fingernails even peeled right off. But the medical onc keeps saying I need more because I'm stage 3 I need it and "young" and can handle it. I'm not sure exactly what that means. I don't feel young at all! I used to be able to 'handle' most anything but this is way more than I expected.
Anyway, after so many surgeries and all of this chemo... I feel like the radiation may just send me to the moon. I'm a typical redhead (well I was :p). My skin burns walking by a window on a sunny day. I have found that knowing more about what I'm facing helps reduce the anticipatory fear and anxiety. Even when it's bad news. I feel more prepared.
Skin wounds? Other symptoms?