Radiation started...and after 3 days, it looks like the position they have me in is causing nerve involvement so my hand and arm are numb and tingling all day and night with a feeling of tiredness and soreness. It causes sharp pains down my neck and back. Hopefully today we can fix this. This also increases my risk of lymphedema which I pray everyday I don't get but could come at anytime in my life. I will be starting physical therapy just hoping someone cancels so I can get in earlier than January 29th,
I now have 3 tattoos. I always wondered if I wanted one and have now confirmed nope, not me, not ever! Well not any more I should say.
It's hard to admit I’m doing radiation. My husband and I don’t even own a microwave because of how bad we believe it is for our health yet I am going to put a big part of my body through one. I feel like a hypocrite. As my mom says, “it’s a necessary evil.” I have seen many women, and men, have radiation and are doing just fine today. So knowing that makes me feel better about having it done. My dear friend from work had radiation a couple years ago and she is doing very well today as a breast cancer thriver. My father had radiation 15 years ago and the radiation isn’t what took him from us. My husbands god mother had radiation and she has been cancer free for many years and feeling great. And there are so many others I've met through this journey who have gone through this who inspire me everyday and because of everyone I am confident I will be just fine. I know Jesus is with me and I know my angel, my dad, is holding my hand through it. I know cause I asked him to. :)
I continue to see my integrative naturopathic oncologist. It feels like this journey is never ending and in a way I guess it doesn’t.
We're off to treatment...enjoy the snow everyone!! Be safe and BIG hugs.....