Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tues May 29th

Well things went from bad yesterday to horrible today. It is so uncomfortable and painful that I can't put my arm by my side or have anything against my skin without it hurting. Jon left this morning around 11 and a good family friend Nina and her daughter Leslie came over to help me get the kids lunch and put them down for naps. Leslie is my age and it was good to see her and her family. They took Olivia for the afternoon to play with her son Eli and let me have a bit of a break. The radiation machine was down off and on all day so after about 5 phone calls from the doctor they finally got me in this evening at 5pm. My mom took the kids to her house and I went to the doctor. The doctor looked at my skin and said at least I was done with the treatment to the chest area. Tomorrow I start my 4 day regimen of the boost treatment to the mastectomy scar area. My underarm still hurts the most. The new skin is exposed to rubbing of my shirt and my arm and is very red. They said to just keep a bunch of Silvadine cream on the whole area and hopefully it will improve soon. I have been popping the Ibuprofen every 4 hours too. I have just had a very frustrating day trying to deal with getting comfortable and not moving around a whole bunch. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

sorry to hear today was so bad. no advice, haven't been where you are, just wanted to let you know i truly admire your courage and gumption.