This time last year … radiotherapy

Radiotherapy machine


This time last year I’d just had my last radiotherapy session.

My final day of lying on the cold and uncomfortable platform with my arms up over my head.  It wasn’t that bad really, just the room was pretty cool (for the machine’s benefit) and you did have to stay still while actually being zapped and there was usually a lengthy wait before even getting there

Itching like mad where the radiotherapy was being directed and a slight reddening by the end of the 15 treatments despite liberal application of E45 cream – the only one they recommended.  It’s also surprising, as the treatment itself is relatively inoffensive, how tired you become.  And the tiredness hits a peak about two weeks after the treatment finishes.  Not nearly as tiring as chemo.


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