I have finished 10 of the 30 radiation treatments. The radiation is directed to my neck and head so they are pretty tough. The worst side effects are to my mouth. It is raw inside. I have been given a compound prescription that is helping a bit, numbing my mouth and throat so that it is easier for me to swallow meds. Eating is difficult but I have resisted having a feeding tube inserted. So far I haven’t lost a disastrous amount of weight. Sadly I don’t have any extra weight to fall back on.
The radiation frizzes (burns) my hair so I look like the bride of Frankenstein. I can live with these side effects if it kills the cancer. I will not choose to go through treatment a 3rd time though.
I think about all of you often. I just don’t have the energy to visit you all. Most of my time is spent just getting through each day. I have the good Lord to thank for helping me to do that.
Stay safe and be happy!!