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radiation effects cumulative

Posted Aug 28 2009 8:16pm

Monday was my last radiation treatment. I hadn’t remembered that the effects of the treatment build, however, and so the worst of it is yet to come. My radiation oncologist said it could continue for another two weeks. That explains why the burn has just gotten worse, so I’m trying to stay out of the brace to save my skin. So far the skin is burned but not broken. The nausea and diarrhea seem to be leveled off, though I get attacks of nausea without any provocation. This is good training for chemo LOL. Marvin brought me ginger snaps from Trader Joe’s; yum, they’re good and they help the nausea. That reminds me: crystallized ginger helped me a lot during chemo last time–not when it was severe but when you have that ongoing sickly feeling. For now, overall, I’m tired, wanting to fall asleep constantly, and I just feel sick, needing TLC. Trying to take it easy.

We are looking for a service dog and companion for me. We have found one that we think is perfect, but we have to go through the application process, which is quite extensive. With everything else it’s been a bit difficult to deal with it, but we think this is a really special pooch :). He’s already well trained, and he is a pooch whose family had to give him up because of new members in the family, not for behavior problems. Anyway, I’m hoping that we’ll pass as good pooch parents and can bring him home soon.

Monday was my last radiation treatment. I hadn’t remembered that the effects of the treatment build, however, and so the worst of it is yet to come. My radiation oncologist said it could continue for another two weeks. That explains why the burn has just gotten worse, so I’m trying to stay out of the brace to save my skin. So far the skin is burned but not broken. The nausea and diarrhea seem to be leveled off, though I get attacks of nausea without any provocation. This is good training for chemo LOL. Marvin brought me ginger snaps from Trader Joe’s; yum, they’re good and they help the nausea. That reminds me: crystallized ginger helped me a lot during chemo last time–not when it was severe but when you have that ongoing sickly feeling. For now, overall, I’m tired, wanting to fall asleep constantly, and I just feel sick, needing TLC. Trying to take it easy.

We are looking for a service dog and companion for me. We have found one that we think is perfect, but we have to go through the application process, which is quite extensive. With everything else it’s been a bit difficult to deal with it, but we think this is a really special pooch :). He’s already well trained, and he is a pooch whose family had to give him up because of new members in the family, not for behavior problems. Anyway, I’m hoping that we’ll pass as good pooch parents and can bring him home soon.

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