External radiation - warrior

Radiation Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on May 8, 2012 View this journey (11 Experiences)

Very disappointed. I prayed so hard that I would not need the radiation. I was stage one when this all started, and I was first told I just needed a lumpectomy.
Here I a now.....double mastectomy, chemo, radiation, and they are now talking about
some kind of pill after all this, that I will need to take for 5 years.
Anyway...I need 33 radiation treatments. The actual treatment only takes about 6 or 7
minutes. The big problem is that is 5 days a week. For me, that means stopping my day, to travel 1 hour to get the treatment and one hour back.
So far, I have had about 11 treatments and do not have any bad side effects, except
that I am a little more tired then usual.
I am suffering horribly from a side effect from the chemo....neuropathy. I have terrible pins and needles in my hands and feet. So bad that at times I can hardly walk. I can't
really type anymore. They have given me a drug called Lyrica. I really hope it helps.

Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree

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