|Mold of My Head|
|Me and The Mask Bolted To Table...Get A-load of that Nose lol|
...because not only do they have u in a mask they also bolt you down to the bed...like something from saw. When the radiation begins it smells like burning plastic and the first time I heard it I swear the first thing I said to my self was "I swear if I die because this plastic burns into my face when I get to the pearly gates I'm having God send me back because I"m haunting EVERYBODY!" lol ..but luckily I"m still here and the smell is just a common side effect of those receiving full brain radiation so I've come to expect in my day to day treatments.
Another part of the radiation is that well its going to kill my hair follicles on the hair and has already begun to do so but I'm hoping to keep my hair as long as possible. Hoping this second time might not be as bad as the first.
|Just Me After I Finished A Morning Round of Radiation|
But if you've ever lost your hair you may have experienced this but your hair actually hurts when it dies...so many evenings I lay on the couch with a extra large ice pack on my head to freeze my hair follicles because when my hair moves it actually hurts because the follicles are dead...its CRAZY!...sorry I dont' have a pic of that....lol....that will be my next project.
OK so onto our next line of treatment. My oncologist has started me on what I light to call a "light" chemo...if that even exists. We started today and its called Herceptin. I did it IV when I was in nursing school and tolerated it rather well....so my prayer is that I will do that same again. I am also taking a medication call Tykerb 5 times a day and as soon as the radiation is over I will also start on a pill call Xeloda. If you know me then u know I HATE taking pills so this is nightly struggle for me but I do as I am told.
|Me and My 2 Favorite Oncologists :)|