I remember the day I said I found a lump
the whole day I was in a slump
couldn’t breathe, because the shock was so huge
tried to cry, but tears didn’t come thru’.
My nights I spent fighting the vampire bat
I really was not prepared for a blow like that
Surgery, Radiation, followed by chemo
Really? what a dilemma for my ego!
Surgery went okay, chemo was declined
Radiation took its toll, the skin was fried
second degree burns, raw wounds,
and foolishly, this therapy,no big deal , I had presumed.
So friends, my radiation therapy went bust after three and half weeks. I had a horrible skin reaction to the 180 degrees centigrade treatments. The first few sessions were good, but gradually the “sunburn” effect came on with marked swelling and redness. The skin started blistering, and left raw areas all over the chest wall, neck and back. the therapy was stopped and I used Sylvadene cream generously. Fortunately I heal just as easily as I get injured. ha ha. So after a lapse of two and half weeks, I was able to resume the therapy yesterday. I have ten more sessions left.
I am upset that my skin reacted so violently. But I am okay. Not scared or depressed. There are so many who have it worse than me. And as I have always hoped that it be me, and not my children, I am thankful that I am able to bear the discomfort. Like all things, I say, this too shall pass!
Now, I am hoping that I will be better at writing and posting here.
Hugs to each one of you. Hope your new year will bring lots of joys and much peace to your hearts.