It’s been a busy last couple of weeks and I have not had time to blog, so I’ve been writing this post in my head for awhile. Prior to starting radiation therapy, I did a little Googling around for the best lotions and creams to use to manage the inevitable skin redness and irritation. Here… Continue reading Lotions and Potions and Creams, Oh My!
I had a lot to discuss with Dr. Zap and his nurse at my weekly Wednesday visit with him the week before last. It was my final visit with him during my radiation therapy and I had a list, including the chafing wherein I was gifted those heart pillows. One item, however, was not on… Continue reading Mammogram? Already?
Here I am in the last stages of my radiation therapy, and (as expected) the skin redness has definitely gotten worse since I reported on it in my previous post. No more polka dots; it’s all awash in red by now. Fortunately it still does not actually hurt very much (unless you poke it –… Continue reading I “Heart” Heart Pillows
When I first started radiation therapy and got the low-down on what to expect, I was told that it would take a few weeks before my skin started to react. In my posting of the radiation process I did not talk much about how my skin was reacting, because it had only just started to… Continue reading Worst Tanning Booth Ever
My radiation therapy, which started on December 28, continues fairly uneventfully. I’m really impressed by the staff there, they have the process down. The whole thing is very streamlined and efficient. Even the building is efficient: it’s sleek and new, with plenty of easy, accessible parking. I pretty much described the process in my posting… Continue reading The Radiation Process
Yesterday was my second visit to the radiation therapy center. I dutifully checked in with my little ID bracelet, got changed, and was in the crowded back waiting room for only a couple of minutes when the technician came to get me. She introduced herself (I’m going to call her A1) and the other three… Continue reading Let the zapping begin
Today was appointment #2 of the week: my first visit with Dr. Zap, my radiation oncologist. Well, not the very first visit – we met Dr. Zap a long time ago, when I first got my diagnosis. We really liked him, and today did not change that opinion. At today’s appointment, he explained to us that he… Continue reading New Tattoos!
Quick housekeeping update: I’ve noticed that my Perk-o-Meter page had gotten pretty long, so I’ve added an Executive Summary. Now when I find someone I have not told about my fun new hobby, they can get the quick & dirty without slogging through the whole page. You’re welcome. Here’s the ES as of today, but… Continue reading Executive Summary
Omgomgimsoexcitedimsoexcited!!!! I have my first radiation oncology appointment scheduled! Ok I know that’s a really weird thing to get super excited about, but remember who we’re talking about here – ME. And I get excited when things get put on the calendar. It makes them real! Having an appointment scheduled with Dr. Zap means that… Continue reading I HAVE A RAD-ONC APPOINTMENT!!!