The day before the day

Tomorrow I finally start my radiotherapy. I am a little apprehensive. Like much of medical science these days it seems extreme (and I do sometimes wonder if it is a one size fits all approach which is not always the best) but I have to put my trust int he medical professionals and my faith in God that this is the path I am meant to walk int he long run.

They give you all the worst-case scenarios when you do your consent because, sadly, they have to as we live in such a litigious society these days. They assure you that some of the effects are very very rare (well I was told it was very rare for anyone called back for a mammogram to have anything wrong, then I was told it was very rare for the calcification to become DCIS and then very very rare for the DCIS to become invasive ... you get my point ... I checked all of those rare boxes)

Anyway - come tomorrow they are going to attack my poor booby, healthy tissue and all, with high-dose radiation which my body then has to fight to recover from and at the very least I am likely to be sore, red, blister, peel and generally be fed up again. I only have to have 5 sessions but they are higher dose. I am guessing I can add dry and peelings kin to my still blue and tender poor nipple. Apparently, it can take well over a year for the discolouration to fade away and sometimes it never does. But, if this stops me getting a re-occurence, or at least lessens the chances, that is good. I still haven't decided what I am going to do about the hormone therapy drugs when I am reviewed in a few weeks time.

Anyway - today I feel well - no damage yet - and I have been scrapping

Firstly two digital pages to share


April 23 Artsy layered template #4


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 and I have my other class pages for ATDML to share too


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Today I am thankful for

  • our NHS
  • science
  • free will
  • faith


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