I went in to see the radiologist yesterday and got my little tattoos and a scan. I start radiation on Monday. It will be five days a week for 5-6 weeks. Honestly, I am really scared. I am scared of the complications, how my skin will hold up, and what I will look like afterward.
A couple of the biggest complications that frighten me have to do with my heart and lung being right there, the possibility of getting skin cancer down the line, and delayed wound healing in the future when I get surgeries there again. That's just to name a few, but there is a long list of things that could go wrong with radiation, as with everything.
I got called in for jury duty and that is not something I am physically able to do, so I am nervous that they are going to try to make me, or try to call me in later this year (last time I did chemo, I was still very unwell a year out). So, I've been really stressed out about that. I got a note from my doctor, so hopefully they accept that.
I got sick with a cold or flu on the 26th, so I am dealing with that. My sinuses are very unhappy right now, but aside from that and my health in general, my holidays have been enjoyable. I hope you all are well and enjoyed yours also. Thank you to everyone and, as always, any donations or shares of my gofundme campaign are deeply appreciated. Thank you so much.
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