When I woke this morning, my first thought was that today was the final day of my Radiotherapy Treatment, and this made me very happy! I know that the effects will continue to build over the next two weeks, particularly skin damage, but this should be healing well by the end of four weeks so the countdown begins. My skin has started to suffer, I have a rash, the area under my breasts being particularly red and inflamed and my nipples are both very sore – rather like when I breastfed my children and they are beginning to peel. I accidentally scratched my left nipple with a finger nail this morning and nearly hit the roof, ouch! If you see me holding my boobs it will be because my nipples are stinging, which happens a few times each day, the warmth from my hands is soothing.
Fatigue has hit with a vengeance, I am really pleased that Ray is now able to drive again, I felt so weary and bleary this afternoon I would have been a danger to myself and other road users.
When we got home I felt awful, so Ray sent me off to bed with a herbal tea and a bowl of grapes, I felt much better after a long nap.
Ray and I went to the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre for our first Relaxation Session on Tuesday, it was well worth the effort of getting ourselves over to Mount Vernon for the 10 am start time, and we picked up lots of useful tips to help us sleep better. We will be going again tomorrow morning and staying for my Complementary Therapy Session in the afternoon.