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    vickann asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    getting ready to do radiation treatments what r my side effects

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      Well none since your haven't started yet. No side effects are universal but the most common side effects of radiation are skin damage and some mild fatigue.

      over 4 years ago
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      Vickann, my 30th, and last, radiation treatment is Monday. Two issues for me. Second degree burns and fatigue. Aquaphor healing lotion for the burns and a quick late afternoon cat nap helps. Hope your treatments are painless and quick!

      over 4 years ago
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      Radiation side effects will vary from person to person. My dr's nurse suggested I shower only in Dove bar soap & use no powders, sprays or deodorants "south" of my armpits or "north" of my knees. There was also a cream recommended, Aquaphor, but I never remembered to get it. I also made sure that my underwear & such were not restrictive & the elastic did not go over the radiation spots. I made sure that I was fully dressed in my "restricted" zone before I put on any deodorant or sprays (even hairspray on my head). A little paranoid, but I had no skin damage. My worst side effect was having to be completely naked from the waist to the knees! For the first few treatments, the tech had to pull my underware down! They put a cloth about the size of a dinner napkin over me....like that helped any! Eventually, I adapted. My therapist figured that since I never had children, I was not used to having that area on public display! It got to the point where the techs & I would be kidding around & I stopped realizing what was going on. I even fell asleep more than once on the table!

      over 4 years ago
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    vickann asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    relationship problems how do i keep having mood swings and still keep my husband

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      Like carm says, mood swings are a normal part of life. Right now, I think they are heightened or more drastic due to what we are going through. My husband and I did talk about how to handle them, and he has been very supportive and understanding and encouraging. Right now, I'm on steroids and WOW! Are the mood swings wild right now! Keep the lines of communication open and let him know it's not always directed at him personally and continue to love and support each other through this difficult time, Best of luck to both of you. Keep on fighting!

      over 4 years ago
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      When you both find the mood swings causing frustration can you pre-agree to go your own way at that moment, whether it's an hour, day, week, etc? While not a cancer patient (here as sister of someone fighting lung cancer) I myself have some significant medical issues. When I begin getting mood swings or other frustrating factors we allow ourselves time apart while being together. I'm off to the family room and he to the living room. Sometimes even me sleeping in the guest room. It's not ignoring the problem, just acknowledging sometimes the best way to deal with it is address it later or work around it!

      over 4 years ago
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      Laureen

      Support groups would be very helpful for both you & your husband. I even went to a counselor for a while.

      over 4 years ago
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    vickann asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    long rides to treatments where do we find the money

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      SMT4

      Check these organization they help in many financial areas:

      http://www.thechainfund.com/

      http://www.managecancer.org/resources/financial-support.aspx

      over 4 years ago
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      SMT4

      This organization actually matches volunteer drivers with patients so they do the driving.

      http://www.angel-bus.org/passengers/qualifying-for-angel-bus

      This link describes qualification and from there you can look around the website, and apply.

      Angel Bus is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing compassionate, non-emergency long-distance ground transportation to patients in need. Angel Bus utilizes motor coaches and their volunteer drivers as well as commercial buses. Phone number on website :o)

      Wishing you the Best of Health and Travels,

      Shannon

      over 4 years ago
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      As several people hbave said, contact American Cancer Society. I had to call them about something else, and they were really pushing this program. I politely declined as my infusionj center is only 3 miles from my home. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
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