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Gretchen40

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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Saturday, October 18, 2008 8:50 AM
I'm not red at all anymore. That color went away probably a week after I stopped rads. What I'm talking about is this "perpetual" tan. It looks weird. Of course no one sees it,so I'm not having a problem with it. I just didn't know if the discoloration will ever go away out of curiosity.
 
I had pretty severe side effects. I am in a study,so I had 10 treatments instead of say 35. So,I had over 3x's the amount of radiation each time. My skin was a mess.
 
Everything looks really good now...just the "tan."
 
And btw,I wore a bra when I "had" too. I found it terribly uncomfortable and itchy when I did. Most of the time I creamed myself up...what a saving grace that stuff was...and walked around in hubby's t's.
DCIS dx 12/20/07
Grade2 ER+100% PR+50% HER2-
BRCA1/BRCA2 neg.
5/23/08 needle loc/lumpectomy rt side
07/08 10 rounds  Rads
12/08 Tamoxifen

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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Saturday, October 18, 2008 9:07 AM
I begin radiation on Monday and go back to work on Wednesday. I have already started putting cream on the area per the advice of my rad onc. I also have an aloe plant, but thought I would save that for Monday. The nurse told me to put the cream on after treatment. I have treatment at 3:45 and thought I should put some on when I get dressed in the morning. I was wondering what everyone thought??
DX 5/20/08 Medullary BC at age 28
5/30 Lumpectomy, 1/16 + nodes
Triple Negative
4 AC, 4 Taxol
33 Radiation starting 10/20
June A.

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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Monday, October 20, 2008 6:10 AM
I am new at this (7 treatments down 28 to go) but my radiologist onc told me to only put moisturiser on at night.  She said any good thick moisturiser I liked would be fine.  Put it on nice and thick at night and then when you take a shower in the morning you would wash off any left over stuff.  And then you would be OK for treatmetns.  I have my treatmens at 4:20 and have been using my moisturiser at night only and all the time on the weekends.  I am a little pink but that is about all.  Of course I am just beginning.  Hope you hear from some of these more experienced ladies who always have such great advise.
 
By the way has anyone experienced nausea or headaches. It seems I keep a headache all the time now, especially after treatments and the nausea just kind of sits there.  Appreciate any obersavations anyone might have.
 
Have a wonderful Monday.  Here in Florida it is a beautiful cool, sunny day.
 
June
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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Monday, October 20, 2008 6:21 AM
Gretchen,
 
   I was done with rads in May 08 and I have the same Thelma and Louise look you are sporting .!! I have no idea when it will fade ..or if it will . I tan really easily and am thinking it may take a while .
Annette , Virginia
ER+ Her-
1.5 cm , lumpectomy 1-7-08
No nodes..SNB 6/6 clear
no chemo oncotype 19,
tamoxifen 3/08
Rads finished 5-19-08 !!
mammo 10/15/08 . no areas of concern !!
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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Monday, October 20, 2008 6:30 PM
Hi Gretchen,
 I finished my radiation treatments at the end of July 05.  I still have a tan "block" on that side, although it has faded quite a bit.  I have a Irish/English background, fair skinned, freckle more than tan etc.
 Mary [sm=peace.gif]  
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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:30 AM
Thank you Mary and Annette for your feedback.
 
I tan pretty easily too,Annette. Maybe your right?
 
Wow,Mary,'05? Hey Annette,we may be sporting this look for some time.
DCIS dx 12/20/07
Grade2 ER+100% PR+50% HER2-
BRCA1/BRCA2 neg.
5/23/08 needle loc/lumpectomy rt side
07/08 10 rounds  Rads
12/08 Tamoxifen

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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:51 AM
Bump for all the current sisters in radiation.
Atlanta GA
Dx 7/23/07 DCIS&IDC
Lumpectomy & SNB 8/13/07-nodes clear
Strongly Triple +++
OncotypeDX 45
4 AC (dense dose)done 11/07/07
Taxol w/Herceptin x 12 weekly done 2/13/08
Rads x35 done 4/10
Herceptin thru 10/29/08
Arimidex started 10/12/08 - 10 years
Gretchen40

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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:46 AM
I have a question for all you radiation experts out there.  
 
Has anyone experienced rib pain? I've noticed in the last two days my chest hurts. Just on the side I had radiation on. "Thelma" is kind of sore also. Maybe it has to do with my being a right side sleeper?
 
Any thoughts?
DCIS dx 12/20/07
Grade2 ER+100% PR+50% HER2-
BRCA1/BRCA2 neg.
5/23/08 needle loc/lumpectomy rt side
07/08 10 rounds  Rads
12/08 Tamoxifen

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Gretchen40

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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Sunday, October 26, 2008 12:01 AM
Bump.........
 
Now I know someone out there has rib pain.
DCIS dx 12/20/07
Grade2 ER+100% PR+50% HER2-
BRCA1/BRCA2 neg.
5/23/08 needle loc/lumpectomy rt side
07/08 10 rounds  Rads
12/08 Tamoxifen

carepage:Gretchen1967
June A.

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RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:35 AM
Gretchen,
 
I am sorry no one has answered you back.  I think they have all gone from this link.  I have never gotten an answer back.  I had been so excited when I found this link.
 
As for your rib pain, I am not sure what that might be but they say the radiation will weaken your ribs.  Could you have hurt them?  This may be an important thing to bring up with your dr.
 
Today will be my 15th treatment, with 20 to go.  I am a toasty red right now with some pain, but other than that I am OK.  My energy level is down, but I am trying to work and do this too.
 
Take care of yourself and I hope you get some answers.
 
Love and Prayers, June
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