vjc5199 Member Posts: 101
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
today was my last rad!! i'm sooooo glad to be finished with my treatments. now i can sit at home and do nothng. well, besides try to clean up some of this mess that 7 weeks of back and forth into town everyday left behind. now i just have to tend with the BAD burn i got the last two weeks of treatment. the techs said i was one of the lucky ones that almost makes it through without getting burned. oh well, the price we pay. God bless. Vicki :)


  • nocarb1
    nocarb1 Member Posts: 99
    CONGRATS on your big day!! Its so nice to be done and put it behind you!! Take care of yourself and you will be in my thoughts and prayers!!
  • nasa2537
    nasa2537 Member Posts: 311
    Hi Vicki!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So glad you're done!!! I can tell you, the burn will heal, and eventually, the leathery feel of the skin goes away, too. That part took about 6 months for me, but the right side skin feels just like the left now. Did your rad onc give you any Aquaphor ointment? If not, buy some. If you haven't used it, it's like vaseline. I just wore an old t-shirt to bed and smeared it on thick. Once any blisters heal, you can use hydrocortisone cream 1% (over the counter), too. (They don't recommend using it on broken skin, but the aquaphor you can). Make sure you still rest when your body tells you to. I tried to go right back to full-steam again and one day, I very suddenly felt so tired I thought I was going to puke. I took a nap, and all was well. So, listen to your body, and have a wonderful time not having to stick to a daily appointment!!! Hugs, Cyndi
  • lindamc
    lindamc Member Posts: 27
    Congratulations Vicki!!!Great news that you are done, it's nice to hear of everyone finsihing treatment, gives us something to look forward to!!!Relax, the cleaning can wait--you come first!!