Radiation #5

I have completed 5 radiation treatments and have 23 to go.  I am finding that these appointments are short and painless.  I am in and out in 15 minutes.  It takes me longer to get undressed and re-dressed than the actual treatment.   Not to mention the actual drive time to and from the appointment.  At this point I am not seeing any obvious side effects.  I have had a couple of days where I have felt “off.”  Not sure yet if that was radiation related or not.  Next week I have a radiation treatment every day at 9:45 a.m.  It will be the first full week.  So I anticipate it to be a tough week and have a feeling I might begin to see more side effects.

While they are easy appointments, I am over them already!  That’s not good since I have 23 to go.  I just have so many more things that I would rather be doing than going to a doctor’s appointment every morning.  But I am O.K. and hanging in there.  I know it’s the right thing to do and will reduce my risk of recurrence, which is the goal!  I don’t want to do this again!

Today, in addition to my radiation treatment at 9:45 a.m., I had my every 3 week Herceptin treatment at the Oncologist’s office.  So I was back in the infusion (or chemo) room.

While it’s been a tough year for me and my family, we still have a lot to be thankful for.  Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


  1. mary johnson says:

    Hang in there Meredith! You are doing great, and next week will go by quickly! Agreed, there is much to be thankful for!!!! I am thankful for your friendship and amazingly positive attitude through all that you’ve been through! I am thankful for clear margins and cancer-free lymph nodes for you! I am thankful for your chemo treatments doing their job, and I am thankful that radiation is going to seal the deal for NO recurrence!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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