Apr 23, 2013 02:15PM - edited Apr 23, 2013 02:17PM by april485
Georgetta, congrats on being done with your lumpectomy.
I am in a clinical trial for partial breast rads but it isn't internal like brachytherapy/mammosite etc. I am having external beam 4-D (says 3 in my siggy cause that was the only option close enough) and I have a cone CT scan before each trmt in the morning session to make sure on point. I am having 10 trmts in one week, 2 x a day, 6 hours apart. It is very precise. Here is a copy/paste of what has been going on so far with this trial. I am at Yale btw.
Report of clincal trial so far-
Whew! I am starting to feel the exhaustion I heard tell of. I can barely function. I am not sure if by Thursday I will be working in between or driving the 45 -50 mins by myself. I feel kind of spaced out (is that what you all felt like?) and dragging big time... not myself as I am usually fairly energetic. This morning I barely made 1/2 mile on my treadmill and I stopped. Normally I pump out 2.5 to 3 miles every day.
Also, the sting is starting. But, as a frame of reference, I am on treatment #13 in two days if I was having the regular 33 trmt protocol..13 is approximately 40% of 33 in case you are wondering how I came to that. But, tomorrow morning, I am HALF WAY THERE!! 50% done with trmt #5/10! A tiny tiny bit of pink near the nipple but no other color/skin changes that I can see. I don't suspect I will see that until after I am done as that has been what has happened for others in this trial. Only ONE person had really severe peeling the RO told me. The rest was mild to moderate.
I don't have much of an appetite today. I felt nausea again this morning and I made sure to eat some protein (Greek yogurt) before rads. I brought soup for lunch but couldn't eat it so I left it in the fridge at work and might have it tomorrow. That is about it so far. Just really really tired. Could also be other things though, who knows?