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Dec 15, 2021 04:48PM
Dec 15, 2021 04:49PM
Three down and two to go! With the five-session course, it is going pretty fast. Everyone involved with my treatment is super nice, it doesn't actually "hurt" but I too am finding this step challenging emotionally. For some reason, it just makes me sad and after the first session, I had a little cry. I am doing the deep inspiration breath hold, with the breathing tube in my mouth, a clip on my nose, arms up with a button in one hand, and the other on a bar. It's a rather strange feeling, but not painful. The room is dim with glowing lights around the ceiling which is very calming and helps one relax to stay still. I receive a comparatively large dose of radiation per session, very little side effects yet, just some tingling and warmth inside the tumor bed only, as it is partial breast. I am told that any skin changes will happen next week, after treatment, and that I should be recovered by Christmas or shortly thereafter. I hope so!
Anyway, after the "zapping" tomorrow morning I have a relaxing massage session at the facility that is complimentary. I am really looking forward to that. :)
All and all I have plenty of energy, walking between 2 and 4 miles a day, and enjoying city that I currently am visiting. Energy runs out very early at night and I need to rest and sleep longer. So far so good!
I hope everyone else is doing well.
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