Thursday, January 13, 2011

This Is What It Looks Like

Poison, cut and burn.  Chemo.  Surgery.  Radiation.

Here's what the burn portion of the program looks like.  I wanted to post a photo of Flopsy with the effects of radiation, but Husband wouldn't have it.  So, you'll have to settle for a photo of my lovely armpit and raised arm.  Bet you never thought you'd see that.

My skin is tender, weepy and swollen.  In the top photo you can see my scar from where my lymph nodes were removed.

The same type of reaction is on Flopsy; the swelling and variations of red and purple and browned skin.  All the radiated areas of my skin feel much warmer than non-radiated skin.

My skin never peeled or became an open sore.  This is considered very good.  I credit the frequent use of Miaderm cream and Aquaphor, right after treatment and throughout the day, and staying very hydrated.

One more treatment to go, and then I've graduated from poison, cut and burn.  Couldn't happen soon enough, I'm ready to make like Sleeping Beauty and sleep one hundred years.

Just so I could go out with a bang, my CT scan has been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

Oh goody.

So there you have it.

This is what it looks like.  The burn portion of the program.


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