Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Only Two Weeks Left Here at Cancer Camp

I met with Dr. Lotus today, and found out I will officially finish radiation on the 14th, or a week from this Friday.  I can't believe it, I knew it was coming, but now I have only 8 radiation sessions to go.  8 more.  This week I will finish out my regular treatment; all next week I will receive 5 boosts.

The boost is a more focused treatment, directed right to the site of my tumor bed, and where I had a close margin of tumor next to skin.  My boost is in what they call the "outer quadrant" of my breast.  My tumor was located between 2 and 3 o'clock, and that's where I'll get my boost.

Dr. Lotus checked in on my fatigue level and how my cold is doing.  I told her I am really pooping out.  She said I just need to rest and take care of myself, and continue moisturizing my radiated area.  She said my skin looks great, and although there is some tanning and redness, I have not had any blistering or peeling.  This is all very good and it's why she'll continue with the full course of radiation.

Oh goody.

I lost another 1.2 pounds.  Hey don't laugh, that .2 is very important to me.  Happy happy.  Makes a big difference when you eat more frequently, smaller meals but more protein.  If I don't get the protein, I feel ravenous.  When I do, it is amazing how satisfied I feel for much longer.

Have I told you about the protein powder I use?  It's called Plant Fusion and has no dairy, no soy, no artificial sweeteners and is vegan too.  I get the chocolate.  It's good.  Let me find the link for you.



I see The Good Witch this Friday, and really looking forward to it.  I have missed her and Vonda and Kitty.  The Doc and I will be discussing hormone treatment, which is standard after finishing breast cancer treatment.  Most likely, she'll recommend Tamoxifen, which I'll be on one pill a day, the next five years.  The devil pill.  Oh boy.

I'm very happy I can count the end of treatment on my fingers.  It's still hard to believe I've been at it this long, but believe it baby, it's January 2011 and my abnormal mammogram was on April 7, 2010.

What will I do with myself?

I can't wait to find out.

Just get me there.


1 comment:

Jill said...

Just caught up with your last few posts... Wow, you are amazing, Sister! Every time I read what you've written, I am touched and inspired and amazed. Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? You are almost there!

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