Thursday, September 3, 2009

29 Down ... 7 To Go!

Well, as the title states, I have undergone 29 radiation sessions and ONLY have 7 more to go (last one scheduled for 9/15 ... WHAOO). My skin started really breaking down, so they switched my radiation plan a bit. Originally I was scheduled for 28 whole breast radiation sessions and then 8 sessions of a more "focalized -- boost" radiation. Well when the skin started having issues, they thought instead of giving me a break for a few days to give my skin a chance to heal, they would start the boost and then continue with the whole breast radiation after the 8 sessions. Which is where we are today. I can't believe we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!

I went back to work on Tuesday full-time and realized by the end of the day that my body just couldn't handle being at the desk for 8 hours. My energy was zapped, my arm had some mobility issues, plus the radiation issues. So I will now be working 4 hours per day for the next few weeks and go back to work full-time on the 28th. This way it gives me a chance to ease back into work and get my strength back.

Sorry to be so short today, but I'm pooped!!!!! Thanks for hanging in there!


  1. Great to hear from you! Was about to email you to say I was missing your blog updates :). Can't wait to hear any tips you can offer from your radiation experience...I'll be having 6 weeks of it myself after chemo is over. ;/ I bet the crew is happy to have you back to work but don't push it - listen to your body. Love you!

  2. back to work full time... ok Im saying it out loud ARE YOU NUTS???? ok it was the '8' hours a day that cracked me up! You look after you - we'll all be here waiting for you both (and the work will be here too!) talk soon jin xx

  3. Hey lady - I heard that your were back in the saddle! Agree with the previous comments that you must take it easy!! I sure miss hearing your voice :-)Praying everyday for your strength and speedy recovery.