On the news and upcoming appointments

First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day.  Tonight is a busy night for our family, so we celebrated on Sunday evening.  The girls decorated the dining room and we enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner prepared by our favorite chef. 🙂

I’m feeling good most days.  About once a week my body hurts a lot…not sure why.  It’s that same pain from the inside out. Sometimes Tylenol helps.  Sometimes it doesn’t.  I can’t pinpoint it to anything I’m doing, but it’s annoying.  I usually end up in bed early on those days.  Other than that, I’m keeping up with our crazy busy life and am so thankful to be feeling great and healthy enough to keep up with the girls.  It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I finished chemo.

Yesterday, I had the privilege of supporting the oncology certified esthetician I’ve told you about before.  She operates out of the Breast Center at Valley Medical Center and while she has many regular paying clients, she also donates some of her services to cancer patients.  She was being interviewed by King5 News and asked a few of us to come be part of it. (more…)

Skin Care During Radiation

5 creams, 1 deodorant and 1 bandage

That pretty much sums up my skin care during radiation.

As I’ve said in previous posts, I’m very thankful that I came out of radiation with really very minor skin irritations.  Yes, my skin was uncomfortable and looked/looks horrible.  But by the end of treatment, the skin was all still intact and the burn didn’t stop me from doing anything.  (Although I did not take the girls swimming in a pool during radiation and will stay away from chlorinated pools for a while.)