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    laurie2025 wrote on grammy's wall

    Hi. I haven't heard from you in quite a while, and want to make sure you're doing ok. If you are able to email me, I would appreciate it. Hugs, Laurie

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    laurie2025 wrote on Ladykarla's wall

    We are both 3+, what chemo are you getting or did you get?

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      Ladykarla

      Regarding my chemo: taxol, herceptin and carboplatin (?) still on herceptin every three weeks until some time in november. Finished radiation a few weeks ago.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Wow, same chemo too. You're lucky to be done with radiation, I am not liking this at all. So afraid I'm going to get bad burns; my skin is really light and I burn easily in the sun. Take care and thank you so much for responding to my throat question, you eased my mind a lot!

      almost 4 years ago
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      Ladykarla

      My skin is quite fair. I am half German. First of all, do not use any deodorant with aluminum in it. It can mess up your radiation. Find a natural kind until radiation treatments are over. Just after two weeks of treatments my skin started pinking up. I was surprised it took that long. When it starts to get to that sunburned feeling, ask for the creams. Here is what Nurse Kathy told me to do. Put the Self Care cream on all over the area and then put the pain killer cream (Regenecare) on the sore spots, both creams three times a day. It worked like a charm. Since your skin is fair make sure and ask for both creams. Your people may use different brands but you know what you will need. My skin that was radiated turned near black towards the end. Do not panic. It slowly flakes away and you will have beautiful skin underneath. The radiation continues to work for two weeks after your last treatment. Keep putting the creams on for two weeks afterwards. Do not panic if you blister, use the creams. But, tell your people so you can avoid a possible infection. When you wash, use gentle soap and a soft wash cloth. This is what they told me. My doctor is a Russian and knows everything about radiation. Make sure to check with your radiation team, but I bet they will tell you the same thing. I understand it isn't fun. My doctor was so nice, he made it so easy for me the time flew by. Radiation will exhaust you. This is your time. Bubble bath, good book and a nice spritzer two thirds juice, one third sprite or seven up, spray your pillows with your favorite perfume and lights out. This is your time. Its all about you. Keep me posted. YOU CAN DO THIS!

      almost 4 years ago