Thursday, August 11, 2011


Radiation finished up on the 4th of August. I got to ring a bell like at the end of chemo, but to be honest it doesn't feel like half the accomplishment that chemo was. Yeowza. Still, I gave it a ringle dingle to wrap it up.

My skin got pretty red after the 5 weeks and in the last few days has gotten significantly worse. It has started to peel off layers and layers. It is very red and tender and there are some open wounds on it. I'm having a hard time moving my arm at all because of how tender it is under my arm. I get lots of stabbing and sharp pains very deep in the tissue all over. Dr Caudrelier said my effects would worsen in the following couple weeks but then would begin to die down. I'm looking forward to that.

My hair is thick and the colour is a different brown. It's feeling really damaged, but maybe it's cause of the thickness or all the different lengths. Not too sure, but who cares? I'm no bald!
I'm continuing herceptin treatments and about to start a pill called Tomoxifen, tomorrow morning is my first day. It's job is to block estrogen (i was estrogen receptor positive, and her2 AND progesterone) for the next 5 years. Same old effects, tiredness and nausea. Bring it, I'm a pro now, right?

That's all for now. I'll try to write more often, but the less I write these days, the better and busier I am!


  1. I hate to see you going through what you're dealing with. I remember you being tough, so hang in there. Tough times don't last, tough people do. Keep in touch.

  2. It's sickening how ignorant people are. You don't need to cut off your breasts just because you have breast cancer. Breast cancer is the easiest caner to cure. Because you took chemo you have a 65% chance of getting new cancer. Next time when you get a lump in your body take the damn thing out then test it! When you allow the stupid worthless doctors to test a tumor inside your body and if it is cancerous poking a whole in the damn thing will cause the cancer to spread!
    Here is a cure for cancer and one that doesn't kill people!
    When are you people going to learn?!?
    Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.