Cancer didn’t hurt a bit, but treatment has given me all sorts of maladies.
My left shoulder, where the radiation beam exits, looks like it’s never seen sunscreen. My chest is covered with brown spots, too, and the skin under my left breast looks charred. I have a knot in my throat from the treatment to the lymph nodes above my clavicle, near my lower neck.
My plastic surgeon, dermatologist and physical therapist will have their work cut out for them after all of this!
Last week, we agreed with Dr. Torres to continue radiation through the full 6 weeks. Tomorrow, I make up for Christmas Day by getting treated twice – at 9am and again at 3pm. Next week, I get New Year’s Day off, but will have 2 treatments on New Year’s Eve.
But, Friday, January 4? Done!
In the meantime, I practically have bangs!