Radiation–Treatment 14 to 18

One more week down! I was reminded this week of how dangerous this radiation stuff really is for me. I was walking out of the radiation room on Monday and looked at the door separating me from the technicians. That is a thick freakin' door! It's about 8 inches (20 cm) thick. Now, this door … Continue reading Radiation–Treatment 14 to 18

Radiation–treatment 1 to 10

I've had ten treatments so far. I'm scheduled for 28. From what I understand, most side effects will appear around the third week--so around treatment 15. The main side effects are swelling and heaviness in the breast, skin changes in the treated area such as dry, itchy skin & hyperpigmentation (a darkening of the skin), … Continue reading Radiation–treatment 1 to 10

Radiation Information (contains photos)

*Warning* This post contains pictures of my bare chest, although I did edit out the nipple to make it "work safe" for most. There is nothing salacious or lurid about the pictures. They are merely my medical experience. However, if you work for a church or a company with a zero tolerance policy, quit wasting … Continue reading Radiation Information (contains photos)

Can’t Help But Laugh: The giggle continues

There are two ways to look at this picture. Either it is a simple coat hook or it is a drunken octopus looking for a fight.  Unfortunately, I see this picture in a new light. When I look at it I also see my breasts.   While they are in the inflation stage, one will … Continue reading Can’t Help But Laugh: The giggle continues