Jan 10, 2019 09:08AM carebearzzz wrote:
Hello all - Happy January 10th. Two more days of radiation for me. Phew!
Dani444-thank you for your support!
Egregious - I've not tried miaderm - my doctor recommended regenecare with lidocaine and it's not worked as well as I'd hoped. :( With only two left, I'm not sure if I should try to find miaderm or not although they say that the skin can get worse after treatment stops. I'm really hoping that does not happen to me! Do you get miaderm via rx or just over the counter?
Suzyshackle - I've heard Vega One is a really good brand of protein shake!
Salamandra - uh oh on the lanolin! I have told my doctor and he said great, use it! I hope it's not the cause of any issues for me. Maybe I'll stop using or research some more. Definitely no fragrance, they told me that too. Sorry you are so tired. For me, I was tired at first but I think I've gotten used to it as I have more energy now than in the beginning. I love what you said about if you can't be a slacker with breast cancer, when can you be!? I also debated on taking time off. My job is stressful and I just didn't think I could handle both at the same time so I have taken 4 weeks off. I go back next Thursday. I felt guilty for it, still sort of do, but I am really glad I did. I only took one week off after my lumpectomy and that wasn't long enough. Trying to learn to be better to myself.
CHB87-I have not experienced chills - I hope it gets better for you. I have found I have more energy now than when I first began treatments so hopefully you might find the same!
Prissy - I'm new here too. This is my 2nd post but I wish I'd found it earlier. Best wishes for you - i'm glad your path report came back good, mine did too and it helped my worry tremendously! Good luck with your appt. It was surreal for me but now it's just old hat!
Kerlyn - it's amazing you are more patient now - good job! :)
Joytxs - for itching I've been using Aveeno 1% hydrocortisone. It's helped although it just keeps coming back!
Faceforward - love your story, thank you so much for sharing.
HPFull - I took 4 weeks off during radiation - I go back next week. I worked the first week of radiation and have 5 days without it before I go back. It is amazing that many of us feel guilty for taking time off. I knew I could push through and work but I also knew that my health was my most important priority to me and I would not be able to focus on it as much while working. I am so glad I took time off although I do still feel a bit guilty. It's crazy. Love what Salamandra said - if we can't put ourselves first after being diagnosed with breast cancer, when can we!?
Heather - I think you will be able to work out but you may have to scale back what you do...just do what feels good to you!