I am excited to report that on Monday, I completed my 25th and final radiation treatment. Throughout most of the treatments, three areas were treated. For the 24th and 25th treatments, they only radiated two areas. I received 5,000 centigray’s of radiation throughout the 25 days. I have learned that they spread the radiation over 25 to 30 days because they want to give the healthy cells a chance to recover.
Right now, I think that I have tolerated radiation really well. I’m tired and feel like I have a sunburn and I’m hoping that it won’t scar. In about seven days, I should see my skin begin to heal and I can start using my normal products again like body wash, deodorant (yes, that’s right, I wasn’t using deodorant on the side they were treating), and coconut oil. I will also be able to take nice hot showers again just in time for cooler weather. 🙂
I am very happy that I was able to eat a normal American diet throughout the treatment period. I’m excited to start loading up on anti-oxidants through juicing again and eating leafy green salads.
Upcoming events include meeting with the chemotherapy oncologist on Monday and then a follow up with the radiation oncologist at the end of the month. I’m looking forward to not having to go to the hospital every day.