Finally done with treatment

madamj
madamj Member Posts: 8
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hi there, it's been a while since I've logged in but, I just wanted to report that I finally finished all of my treatments (YEAH!!!) I've done chemo and just finished radiation on Friday. I'm kinda wondering what to do with myself next. Any suggestions? Also, I would like to know at what point will I finally start to feel good again. I'm still achy and my skin is really burned from the radiation. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Thanks.

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  • jeancmici
    jeancmici Member Posts: 665 Member
    Give yourself a year to have it seem like an almost forgotten nightmare. You'll feel stronger before the year is up, but a year is a good measure. I finished Sept.24 of last year and was soooo tired for a long time, but gradually it lessened.

    I wouldn't use just any cream now on your skin- did the doctor give you any special cream for the radiation burn? Now that it is over, should fade fairly fast. Don't be surprised if you have strange pains in your breast. I was told this is a mystery but seems to be from the radiation.

    Skip the bra whenever you can for your skin's sake!

    Good Luck and keep in touch.
    Jean
  • madamj
    madamj Member Posts: 8
    jeancmici said:

    Give yourself a year to have it seem like an almost forgotten nightmare. You'll feel stronger before the year is up, but a year is a good measure. I finished Sept.24 of last year and was soooo tired for a long time, but gradually it lessened.

    I wouldn't use just any cream now on your skin- did the doctor give you any special cream for the radiation burn? Now that it is over, should fade fairly fast. Don't be surprised if you have strange pains in your breast. I was told this is a mystery but seems to be from the radiation.

    Skip the bra whenever you can for your skin's sake!

    Good Luck and keep in touch.
    Jean

    Thanks a bunch Jean for your help!
  • bullfrog13
    bullfrog13 Member Posts: 213
    Dear Madamj
    HI..so glad to hear you wonderful news. I took was done w/it all 6 weeks ago.. and I just live life! Go out on boat, go to work, play with the dog..what ever the hell I want to do!!!! The pain goes away little by little - took about 3 weeks for me to feel all BETTER!!! I feel so go now (6 weeks since last chemo) that I am pretty sure it is against the law or something!!

    watch butterflys and stare at the clouds.!Good luck and GET yourself OUTSIDE!
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