I am riding the pain roller coaster, which is unbelievably frustrating. Some days I am up and doing stuff, sans shirt, but up--all gooped up and doing stuff. Then I am awaken in the middle of the night with the same shooting nerve pain that I had after surgery, the radiation has irritated the nerves and they are literally firing back. Poor Scott doesn't know who he is going to wake up to, the Dori who calls him on the phone (because he is out doing something productive) for him to bring me coffee in bed, I am perky and happy and make a joke about how large his head is.............OR the Dori who can't move, needs help to get herself out of bed, the thought of coffee makes her nauseous, and the pain meds make it worse...........this is a tough road for him too. And you should see the kid do laundry....he is becoming a pro!
~~breast pictures below~~
Here are some pictures (though they don't really do the pain justice). My armpit, which now has a hole, started with pain all over my chest and upper arm, like an internal bruise....then the visible burn started to show. The pain is unbelievable, and it is very hard to keep that area from not moving....
|Radiation fields and you can see a bit of my lymph-sleeve|
|My armpit April 14....not too bad|
|You can see the hole I now have in my armpit....taken yesterday|
|Aloe is my best friend|
|my "boost" lines|