I had a weekly check up with my radiation oncologist today to do a skin check.
Dr. Sullivan is a little concerned with how fast my skin is breaking down. It went from barely pink yesterday to bright red today.
There is also one spot along my incision line that looks like a possible infection is brewing.
She thinks it's very likely that I will have to take a break from radiation to allow my skin to heal.
I'm bummed. As you know, I'm not a huge fan of schedule changes.
I will be checked again on Friday after radiation to see what our game plan should be for the following week. I may be sitting that week out.
My skin doesn't hurt yet but itches at times.
I have noticed that any place I itch, bleeds a tiny bit.
The skin breakdown isn't unusual, it just doesn't usually happen this early into radiation.
I'm hoping my skin toughens up so I can get through this.
Just another bump in the road!