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#1 Sandy B

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

Had my first lot of radiotherapy yesterday, I'm glad to say it all went well and I don't know what I was making all the fuss about. It took longer to clamp the face mask to scanner and make sure it was in the right position than it did for the radiotherapy itself. So I promise no more whingeing about it, just got to wait for it all to kick in, but no more going out in the sun for me, ever, can I whinge about that?!!

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

Hi Sandy,

Thanks so much for letting us about your radiotherapy session and I'm really pleased that it wasn't the ordeal that you were dreading and that everything went well.

Dearest Sandy, feel free to whinge about absolutely anything you choose!! ;)

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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:11 AM

Hello Sandy

I am so glad the first round of treatment wasn't bad and I hope that continues. Enjoy as much as you can whenever you can whatever it may be, apart from the sun. Why no sun by the way, why does the treatment clash with the sun?

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#4 Sandy B

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

Hi Amanda.

Apparently radiotherapy makes your skin very very sensitive and sore, so exposing the treated area to the sun is a big no no and it is a permanent feature! As I'm only having radiotherapy to the brain, just the scalp area, then a sun hat will come in handy, but trust me to start treatment when we have our first bit of sunshine for months!!!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:00 AM

Sandy that's just bad timing! Thanks for explaining. I know you can't mix sun and mycophenolate or naproxen but I didn't know about radiotherapy. Ironic that a group of people that commonly suffer with low vitamin D have medications that necessitate avoidance of the sun. Yeah that's about right!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Dear Sandy,

I've been away from the site for a long while and just logged on today. Very sad to hear your news. Really wanted to write a few words. It's hard to know what to say. You have always been a positive and valuable member of this forum. I wish you timeless bliss and tranquillity. When you get there say “oy … I want a WORD.”

Relieved for you that the radiotherapy wasn't as dreadful as feared.

The way you have handled yourself has shown me I can learn a lot from you. Sherrytrifle

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

Hi Sherrytrifle.

I think I'll be saying a lot more than 'Oy, I want a word with you', I think I shall give him a lecture, hehe!!! I wasn't ready to go yet!!!

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