Nov 10, 2018 12:57AM PebblesV wrote:
Hi Alicebastable - that's a really interesting question and I plan to ask the doc on Monday too about how much they hit the lungs. I have asthma, so I'm pretty concerned about radiation impact on the lungs. Mine is my right breast and they have me turn my head to the left... they claim that in modern medicine, everything is more on an angle to minimize impact to the lungs and heart, but for my treatment, there is one overhead angle which I asked them about today and they claimed it's just high up and the window to the lungs is closed to it's not hitting my lungs at all. Still...
Alicebastable, silloldrab, urdrago etc... let's all ask and compare notes next week!
egregious - good luck with your start! We are also having a 'home for the holidays' without travel as I'm going through this. If it helps, please know that I am done with 10 sessions (that's 1/3rd of the way through!) and no side effects so far. You can look to my prior posts to what I'm doing, mostly for me it's the aloe vera, miaderm, hydrating and staying upbeat.
sillyoldrab - thank you, I hope it stays this way for me, but I'm prepared if side effects start to hit too. I hope at least some of what's working for me will help you and others, and that's great news on the soap too!
golfnut33 - totally understand, this also takes a 2-3 hour chunk out of my day. It's 40 minutes to drive there in good traffic, otherwise it's an hour. So at best, it will be 2 hours, at worst 3 hours. It really does seem to make the days go by super fast and right now, how it's impacting me is that I'm working WAY too late into the night, because 3 hours of my day were cut out, and I can't get everything done, and I end up working until 10pm or midnight or something crazy, then I don't get enough sleep and it's a vicious cycle. I told my boss that I need to take at least a day a week off and we will see if that works better for me. I decided to keep working through this, and at least I can work from home (with cute puppies by my side so super helpful!) but I need to find a better balance.
We're all one day at a time. Keep persevering ladies!