One Down. Five To Go

I’ve completed the first five of my 30 radiation sessions.

So far, so good.

The weather has been unseasonably cool and it’s been threatening rain all week, so my 45 minute walks to and from the hospital have been pleasant.

I’ve enjoyed having a destination each day. The daily commitment has forced me to pick up the pace of my sloppy stay-at-home routine. And, given that my post-chemo body is too sore to jog and my hole-fallen-into upper body is too sore for my 30min exercise tape, the long walks are perfect.

The radiation targets my entire upper right side — including my neck and portions of my back. I’ve been slathering myself with Glaxal Base and Calendula lotion three times each day in hopes of keeping my skin on long enough to avoid the infamous blisters and weeping sores. Fingers crossed.

All in all, a good week.

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About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • Isabelle

    I will call you when I get to Ottawa on Thursday, I have Mark's cell phone number and I have the instructions to the Wild Oat. Hopefully I can meet you guys there, it will probably be around 4:30-5:00 ish…If you want to give me your cell number at my email address, that would be great too. As you wish. Can't wait to see you.

  • jenniferthibault

    keep up the great work, Andrea! I love your website, and checking in daily – thank you for sharing! I think about you and am sending good vibes your way!
    If you need anything…I mean that!

  • Thanks, Jen!!

    Happy Mothers Day to you!

  • We'll be there — Can't wait!

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