It’s been a while since I have been on here. Too long really but Radiotherapy has been tough. Being perfectly honest with you my world has turned upside down yet again! I finished last month but it has taken until now for me to recover. Many people say that Radio is much easier than Chemo and of course Chemo was intense and painful at times, going through the amount of needles I went through, but Chemo was not e-v-e-r-y s-i-n-g-l-e day. Just going to the hospital was tiring. I have never been so tired in all my life! I just felt like I was spiralling deeper and deeper into depression.
Other than being incredibly tired, I experienced many side effects. I tended to get a sore throat if I talked too much and singing was a definite no no. Car journeys were not the same!! The area which had been exposed to the Radiation turned black. The only way to describe it really was the worst sunburn you could possibly imagine! Thankfully I’ve returned to my normal colour! And if you thought that the needles had gone you would be sadly mistaken as I was, they were back in the form of weekly blood tests. I felt incredibly sorry for the first nurse who had me. I hadn’t had one in a while and so became incredibly emotional and just sat there crying.
Radiotherapy put me in a cocoon. I felt incredibly isolated but now I have emerged (with new hair) I am now ready to get going!