I am having external radiation treatments Monday through Friday at the Coastal Cancer Treatment Center in Bath. This machine is a linear accelerator.
This is an aloe plant. I bought two of them, both larger than this one. I have to treat my skin and keep it moisturized several times a day after a treatment. My two aloe plants have been blessed and dedicated to this purpose.
I also use a nourishing cream from Elumus. All of this is to prevent my skin from breaking down, become reddened or tanned. I guess it's sort of like treating a sunburn before it starts or it gets too bad.
Today was the first day in a long time that I taught a class at Your Maine Stamper. Seven people came to make valentines--cards and little gift pouches. Below are my samples:
Everybody tells me that radiation makes you tired, not sleepy tired but not wanting to do anything tired. Right now I feel great and have had lots of energy this week and I think I've accomplished a lot. We'll see how I do as the treatments progress. I have another class planned for next Friday and then nothing else scheduled until March just in case I'm overwhelmed by the tireds. There are no other side effects with this treatment, so it feels like a piece of cake compared to chemo.