The treatments are going as planned. About two weeks ago, my skin started to develop an itchy rash on my sternum and my collarbone. This is to be expected and Dr. M. does not seem to be too concerned. If my skin starts to bubble and peel, than we up the medicine to something stronger but for now, I will keep using this steroid cream and Biafine. It seems to be doing the trick and my skin remains status quo. I was advised that the skin could get worse after I stop treatments. I guess the effects of the radiation keep going and then the skin begins to heal.
Like most, this has been a hectic month. I have had all my routine Doctor appointments and then some. I have been able to work more now that I am feeling better but I still get tired quickly. We have been more social with holiday parties and G had a birthday last week.
|It was too cold for a ride so we went for a hike instead.|
|We went out to eat at the Red Hat - Make a wish G!|
Christmas is days away and I almost finished my holiday baking and trying to tie up some loose ends for the big day. We plan to spend Christmas Eve and morning with G's family in the city and then Christmas afternoon at my fathers. It took me a while to get into any sort of holiday spirit but baking my traditional and not so traditional holiday goodies helped.
|Oatmeal Cranberry cookies- my new favorite.|
|Mini Zucchini Breads- apparently they are delicious|
So, the final countdown of this phase of treatment and 2010 is near. Merry Christmas to you and your families and here is to a healthy and peaceful new year!