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Topic: After Radiation

Forum: Radiation Therapy - Before, During, and After —

What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2011 08:02PM - edited Mar 8, 2011 08:05PM by FireKracker

FireKracker wrote:

OK NOW WHAT DO WE DO?

I finished the Rads 3 weeks ago.Now What???

Kind of cream?deoderant?soap?exercise?etc.

How do we get back to our life before BC?

And how long is this process.I would like to hear from other sistas what they are doing and how they are feeling after the RADS are over.

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Oct 24, 2012 10:05AM GmaFoley wrote:

No fever just yellow green goo leaking.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 24, 2012 12:48PM GmaFoley wrote:

Can't believe what I just did - 3 doc appts next week - ONC, Pain management and surgeon.. Now Which one should I change???   That isn't even taking in my LE therapy if he adds more appts.. That is a $600 week Tongue Out without the LE therapy.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 24, 2012 07:21PM ToriGirl wrote:

Ladies...

Sorry to be MIA...Anyone else having issues logging onto BCO?  Over the last week and a half (or maybe longer) everytime I log on, it just gives me a blank, white screen..I don't know why..it's crazy!  

Finally able to log in right now to finally catch up on things...

GMA-Hope you are getting better and better each day...

I'm so glad that October is almost over with..although, I'm surprised I haven't seen as much pink as I did last year...

Love to all!

Tori

"Sorrow carves the opening for joy later..." Dx 6/4/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 24, 2012 09:46PM FireKracker wrote:

Welcome back Tori

ya wann see how pissed off i am with the pink shit

Go check out my fb....also check out my shirt.

Focktober....just ask me....and they do.

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Oct 28, 2012 06:30AM walley wrote:

How is everyone doing?Have a great SundayCool

Walley Dx 2/13/2011, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 28, 2012 08:15AM msjag wrote:

Haven't been here in ages, nice to see some familar faces!! Hi Grammydukes!   Heres my question, sorry if it's a repeat, I see many many pages here!  Does anyone ever get rib pain right across their chest below the breast?  I have a couple of sore spots, but once in a while I will stretch, or twist and whoa!! sharp pain that takes my breath away, sometimes in my back area, and then it goes away for days....costochondrotritis, perhaps?  My primary said to watch it a couple of weeks since its rather new, then she would ultra sound my liver, gall bladder, onc appt in a month,  blood tests, 3-D mammo was good (new machine at breast center) ...would love any opinions/input! 

GMA, hope you're healing and feeling better.

Dx 9/29/2010, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 28, 2012 10:29AM GmaFoley wrote:

I'm hanging in there. Still have a small open wound. I have rib pain all the time. I am going to address it with my docs this week, all three of them. Mine is mainly sternum, upper ribs, but do ache in the lower ribs. They always tell me costochondititis when they have no clue. I don't like that word, it's a catch-all. Tsjag, hope they figure it out, and let me know.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 28, 2012 01:13PM Omaz wrote:

Gma - Good luck at the appointments this week.  Are you taking anyone with you?

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Oct 28, 2012 07:10PM GmaFoley wrote:

Omaz, unfortunately, I'm on my own. DH has his own stuff going on. I will deal.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 29, 2012 04:27AM mostlymom wrote:

wish i could help GraFoley - but i'm 280 m away....  but if i go down to eugene to visit my sister next summer, i'll hollar at you for sure.

Martha

tread gently.... Mammo & Ultrasound, 2-8-11. Needle Core Biopsy, 2-17-11. Lumpectomy 3-16-11. Completed 25 rads & 8 boosts Aug 5, 2011. Complete hysterectomy July 15, 2013. Dx 2/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 29, 2012 07:40AM GmaFoley wrote:

Granny - praying you are on safe ground! Here you go again!! Love you..

Anyone else here on the east coast - Praying for you all too!!!

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 31, 2012 04:26AM walley wrote:

grannydukes,,,,,,,,,,are you okay?

Walley Dx 2/13/2011, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 2, 2012 08:18PM FireKracker wrote:

im alive...thanks GMAF.for starting the thread lookin for me.

it was rough to say the least but thank GOD no one in my family got hurt altho they were all in the line of fire.

Please continue to pray for everyone involved...over 1 million people in NJ is still without power.

LI is a total mess along with staten island,new york,brooklyn too.I cannot get throu to my brother in li.

cell is dead,my bldg has a generator but it only works in the hall.WTF.

devistation is a mild word.

end of rant.

dont know how long this puter will hold up.

its been a long week.

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Nov 3, 2012 07:35AM walley wrote:

Grannydukes,glad to hear you are okay....will pray for all the east coast.Thanks

for letting us know how you are doing:)

Walley Dx 2/13/2011, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 5, 2012 09:05AM susanella wrote:

QUESTION:  I finished dense dose chemo in March and finished 25 rads for right breast lumpectomy followed by 5 boosts.  My underarm hair never grew back on the right side where I got the rads, which I understand.  What I don't understand is why my underarm hair never grew back on the left side.  I thought the rads were supposed to be very localized.  Is this normal?  Did it happen to anyone else?  Thanks.

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Nov 5, 2012 09:12AM GmaFoley wrote:

Rads is localized but I think your chemo can have something to do with it - the combination of both rads and chemo has a bitter toll on your whole body ... I didn't have chemo but I understand it can cause hair loss in different places... Enjoy the underarm hairloss while its gone Smile Mine, a year and a half after rads is now growing back.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 5, 2012 09:32AM Cindyl wrote:

I didn't have chemo, but after rads, Tamoxifien, t. al., the hair is much less all over my body.  I've always been a hairy little creature, but not so much now.  It's one of the few true positives IMHO.  If the hair on my head would just stop breaking and shedding.

Stay calm, have courage and watch for signs. Dx 2/11/2012, IDC, 3cm, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/29/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 4/15/2012 Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2012
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Nov 5, 2012 11:16AM ro-berta wrote:

Hi ladies, I,ve been debating wether to post or not. I,m in a bit of a quandry. I will try andd keep this short hahaha I am 2  and 1/2 mths post rads. My boob seems to heal ( skin) then gets all nasty again,like the areola turns dark and peals the nipple looks almost black then peels this has happened at least 3x,s generally breast itchy and skin very dry I do cream it. Also the pain in boob is always there and will wake me up at night. B.S has not given O.K to go back to work and wants to wait another 3mths before I get my first post mammo due to pain .  The pain extend naturally to the armpit ect. Is anyone else having a funky time after rads????   Thanx for any info

     roberta

Surgery 5/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 5/31/2012, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, ER-/PR- Surgery 7/2/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Breast
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Nov 5, 2012 12:09PM - edited Nov 5, 2012 12:10PM by GmaFoley

Yes, ro-berta,  I had alot of sensitivity with soaps and laundry detergents.. I don't have a nipple, it was in the margin but be really aware of what creams you are using so you know what might be causing it..

But as far as pain.... I ended up with nerve pain - went to a pain management doc and found out that nerve pain takes a long time to heal and i actually asked him how long - down side is at least 2 years unless you are one of the lucky ones.  

Give your body time to heal, do your stretches and walking is good if breast lets you tolerate it... Eat lots of protein and drink plenty of water... You are not alone in this, believe me...

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 5, 2012 12:38PM ro-berta wrote:

OH thanx Gma Foley I was starting to get pissed off at myself! I do the mild stretches and walking is about the only thing I can tolerate. I just get so frustrated . The cream that I am using is the glaxol I used during rads. I,m trying to ignore the pain but that didn,t help hahaha, I can,t pick up my grandson yet ( he,s 9 mths) Well you know you are there. I just can,t believe how limiting it is and the fatigue that comes with it. Now I have to stand my own company for another three mths at least hahaha. I didn,t want to post as I know rads can be a scary thing especially for the new ladies. Well I guess women were made tougher then men for a reason hahaha.

roberta

Surgery 5/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 5/31/2012, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, ER-/PR- Surgery 7/2/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Breast
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Nov 5, 2012 02:24PM Ulightup wrote:

Hi.
I'm new to this thread. Just wondering if anyone else has a warm breast 2 months post radiation?
Thanks!

Dx 1/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 5, 2012 05:32PM BlueLily wrote:

Hi Ulightup -- sorry to meet you here .... (I am post rads 15 months)  Yes, I had a warm breast for many months.  In fact I still have a dark square "tan".  Shooting nerve pain is much less frequent ... in fact it will catch me by surprise now, as I'm not used to it.  I've tossed all creams with harsh chems and use Kiss My Face, Tom's, and bio-oil ... I had a seroma removed a few weeks ago & was told to ease up on the massaging ... due to sensitivity.



Debbie Dx 1/12/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 5, 2012 06:22PM Ulightup wrote:

Blue lily
Thanks! Yes I too have a square tan. Just curious if you had expanders in during radiation and if they placed a wet towel during treatment. When did the seroma appear and how did you detect it?
Thanks again!

Dx 1/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 5, 2012 10:00PM Omaz wrote:

gma - Is it healing up good now?

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Nov 6, 2012 07:22AM GmaFoley wrote:

Omaz - still having trouble - surgeon cauterized it again last thursday - been getting yellow goo again but no redness on the breast... not sure if that still counts as another infection or not.. waiting for a msg from BS I have antibiotics if he wants me to start them - still in pain and not a happy camper - positive note: the hole is smaller... and I am alive... guess that counts for something... its just a day to day thing.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 6, 2012 08:23AM Omaz wrote:

((((Gma))))

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Nov 7, 2012 07:31PM GmaFoley wrote:

Having surgery to take out the seroma and any leftover scar tissue on Friday.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 7, 2012 10:29PM ptdreamers wrote:

Good luck GmaFoley, I'm still just having mine aspirated for now.

ptdreamers, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. . Sail away. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Dx 8/26/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 7, 2012 10:29PM FireKracker wrote:

So we come back to life once again.
Welcome newbees.
Everything you have is the new normal...look when I started this thread and my nipple is still pealing and the pain is always there...
My onco told me the pain can be forever but it not only becomes less and less yu kinda get used to it....
When I first started this thread I thought this was the end of the road.

just do what GMa foley tells you...she is the one in my opinion not only knows it all,experienced it all....
No getting around it bc sure does suk.
Hugggs everyone k

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Nov 8, 2012 08:11PM Omaz wrote:

Best thoughts your way for tomorrow gma !

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