So, friends, I knew radiation seemed to be going along too smoothly. What seemed like a mild sunburn before has progressed to an itchy, uncomfortable, hot stretch of skin. It’s yuck. Plus, it is boiling outside, and I still have to keep covered up, which makes things more uncomfortable. I have to do saline soaks two times a day and slather on a goopy cream given to me by the doctors to protect the skin. Today I ventured out with an umbrella to make sure the sun didn’t touch the sensitive skin around my neck and chest.
The skin is all sorts of red: parts are a deep shade of magenta, others are a darker, leathery brown, and then others are a faint pink. The area around the scar looks a little intense. And, as usual, I am tired.
After my session today, I have three left. Thank goodness. I AM VERY READY TO BE DONE. (YES, I AM YELLING.)
In less exciting news, I am wearing red lipstick to match my skin.
Because it’s hard for me to be outside right now, my training regiment for the walk to end women’s cancers has shrunk considerably. My doctors have warned me that my skin may get worse for a few weeks before it gets better. So, it looks like August is going to be my month for training. August, I am so ready for you.