External radiation - Vaughnn

Radiation Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on May 1, 2019 View this journey (4 Experiences)

I decided to forego chemo and go to radiation (16 treatments) as I was already having mobility issues, edema, falling, weight gain, unable to lie down flat on my back. I joined a gym to aid my ability to PT water therapy. Walking with a cane and/violator with a seat. I was told later that I could not get into the chlorinated water with the external radiation 'irritations' which were real bad sunburn. Toward the end if treatments I had a respiratory reaction and went to my plan emergency room. 5 days of prednisone caused weight gain. I was tired as well and had referrals for other side effects during a high pollen period of the year. On burn cream 3x/day. On to HRT as IIA estrogen + HER2 -. Bone density scan.

Painless Experience: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified

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