Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 2011

Things have been super busy the last month, but overall pretty uneventful with cancer-related stuff (which I guess is a good thing)! I had to have my drain site (from my surgery) looked at because I was having some pain, and they initially thought there might be some residual cancer cells leftover that were starting to grow again, but after what seemed like a 2 hour sonogram, they decided it was just some swelling and scar tissue that's causing the pain. Dr. Balanoff said that as it heals and the swelling goes down, the pain will subside too. Basically - shut up and suck it up! :o)

I went last week to get my radiation placement tattoos (I've got three little dots) and I will have my first of 33(ish) treatments starting today. I'll go every day for 6 weeks and then I'll have a 6 month(ish) break until my next surgeries! The main side effects of the radiation are being really tired and then sunburn-type reactions...redness, peeling, blistering, etc. Hopefully it won't be too bad, but since I'm so fair-skinned I'm expecting the worse. I may have to join a nudest colony or something though - cuz if it hurts to wear a shirt don't think my happy-self won't be walking around the house topless! Speaking of which...please be sure to call before you come over for unannounced visits. Ha, ha! :o)