Saturday, February 25, 2012

14 down!

I skipped out on checking with Dr. Sullivan Friday. I wanted to try some different things on my own before she put me on a mandatory break.

I'm just hoping I can somehow improve my skin before my appointment with her on Wednesday.
Here's what I look like today.
This is the part of my back that burns from exit radiation.

I'm currently using the Miaderm cream from the radiologists 4-5x per day and emu oil on the blisters. I have also started using another cream that feels similar to Aquaphor at night to keep my skin moist. I'm a soggy mess most of the day. I have no idea what I would do if I worked outside of my home.

Someone commented on my last post about taking a high dose of Curamin while she did radiation a few months back. She had great results. After researching it, I feel it's definitely worth trying. It has properties known for natural pain relief and skin inflammation.
I have added that into my daily supplements.
Thanks for that little tip, anonymous reader. :)


  1. Angela- don't know if this will work but have you tried Vanicream? It seems to work wonders for rashes on my kids (obviously not the same thing....but worth a try????). It's paraben free too!

    1. Hmmmm, I use Vanicream on my kiddos. I suppose it would do well to keep my skin moisturized but do you think it would heal my blisters?

  2. Read up on using coconut oil for your skin, it has great healing properties and so many other great uses. It might be worth a shot.

    1. I'm religious with coconut and emu oil already. I'm just a lubed up mess most of the day. I LOVE coconut oil.