Here I am. I have 15 treatments left.
So far, it's just peely gross. It bleeds here and there but the pain isn't too bad.
I am using every cream, oil and lotion under the sun.
This is, unfortunately, what just happens sometimes.
The formed bolus that they use on me every time is what makes the treatment fry my skin so much. The purpose of the bolus is to keep the treatments closer to the surface of the skin.
It's becoming pretty hard to disguise the redness. It peeks out of almost all of my shirts. I also have stickers that I have to leave on throughout my whole treatment. The one here looks like a bullseye.
I wear this HOPE necklace, from Rustic Charm, to distract people from the sticker. :)
Here's a close up of the nastiness.
Here's my back. Part of it is exit burns, part of it is from actual radiation. They do one shot at my lymph nodes through my shoulder every day. My back is the scaliest of all. It is peeling and feels like I've been sunburned to a crisp. Now I can't sleep on my sides because of my expanders or my back because I'm fried. Good times, my friends. :)
All in all, this is a major pain in the ass....but it's not that bad.
Have a great weekend!