Friday, September 23, 2011

Feeling The Burn....

No, not the kind of burn you feel from a great workout. This burn is from the radiation treatments. Each day my skin is turning more red/pink, cracked and worn. It is becoming very difficult to have any clothes touching my skin or lay on my side. If I hold some thing hot, like a cup of coffee near it I can feel the burn. No baths at all, shower is with cool water.

I have been doing some walking/running, but without a doubt the friction from the clothing and sweat make it much worse. :(

I had been using pure Aloe Vera but now have switched to a medication they gave me last year called Regenecare, HA

It is crazy how the radiation continues to work in your body well after treatments are finished. This is apparent as I see my skin getting worse each day. Hopefully soon, this will turn the other direction.
                    "breast cancer isn't always a pretty pink ribbon"

3 comments:

Vicky said...

Oh Elayne, I'm so sorry to hear... I've been spared that particular misery thus far, but know its being held in the arsenal for the future. Wish I knew of something to help but hope the new stuff you have will begin to work!

Retired Knitter said...

Gosh, radiation is a tricky thing. Helps but doesn't. Soon I hope this changes.

Racn4acure said...

It sounds awful. I remember my sister suffering such misery from this. I was glad to have missed out on radiation when I had cancer. Keep your courage and strength going. Art

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