I was told by quite a few people that radiation treatment would be a piece of cake, compared to chemotherapy. I guess I read that as, "Radiation will be a piece of cake." So far, radiation has done some funny, not ha-ha, things to me and I am already sick to death of it.
Friday I had my second radiation treatment. That is two out of twenty done. On Wednesday I had about thirty x-rays taken around my chest, back, and neck area. I had a lot of exposure to radiation last week. After my treatment on Friday I went to work. I lasted three and a half hours, then I had to go home. I was fine when I arrived at work. It was weird how fast I was overcome with complete exhaustion. When I got home I immediately crashed and fell asleep for four hours. I was up for around three hours then I went to bed for good.
Saturday I couldn't drag my ass out of bed at all, until 12 PM. I went with my brother into town for a few hours and fell asleep while he ate lunch. When I got home I slept for another hour and a half then went to a dinner party. I perked up at the party.
This morning I was in and out of bed. I had some visitors and that broke things up a bit. I really haven't been eating a whole lot since Friday, so I decided to force myself to eat a decent meal. After eating, I felt like I should get out and go for a brisk walk. The weather was warm today. It almost got up to 45 degrees F. This is what usually happens before a big storm front moves in and drops a a lot of snow. The walk really helped get me feeling better. I wish the weather would stay better so I could do it more. It's usually too cold and icy for me to get out and walk much.
Anyway, I am hoping that what happened to me on Friday was just a fluke. I really don't need to be put out of commission right now. As for listening to other people tell me what to expect with this stuff, I am going to take it with a grain of salt.
3 years ago