Dec 20, 2018 06:55PM LPLlibrarygirl wrote:
I second, or third or fourth, all the good wishes and congrats to Ghostie, Egregious, Sillyoldrabbit and anyone who has finished. Well Done!
And best wishes to all who are just getting started. You can do it!
I have completed 14/20 so I am getting close. SEs are okay so far, but my PT told me today that I am starting to get red. I am taking ibuprofen pretty much all day now, just to get through the shoulder pain of having to raise my arm. (2 PTs are calling it rotator cuff problem with capsulitis, which is a frozen shoulder). My sweet PT who does lymphatic massage once a week and helps with exercises called in an ortho PT today (since I seem to be getting worse, not better) who just whaled on me. Ouch! She knew I was in pain but it didn't seem to bother her. I guess when I finish radiation I will have to see her...and I was told it would take a while.
Spoonie, I love all the research you do. I didn't know about the tightness that might occur in another 6-8 weeks. Geesh!
Do any of you have a "radiation dress" to wear to treatment? A friend gave me one and I wore it today. It gave me a tiny lift and surprised my techs. (I twirled for them!) The dress is kind of too big for me, but it worked. It's very soft and I can wear it instead of a hospital gown.