Human Lobster

It has now been 10 days since I finished my radiotherapy. It is definitely a great relief to finally rest from hospitals, stripping myself in front of strangers, being pushed, squeezed, pierced, etc. etc. I just wish the radiographers were wrong when they warned me the side effects of rads would be building up up to two weeks after the treatment is finished!

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My badly burnt armpit has already almost healed but the neck seems to be….. like a pain in the neck! ;)) I am turning into a lobster, a cooked one, that is! Angry red, burning and sore and I have tested all the gels and creams there…..

Anyway, by the look of things the therapy’s longer than 4 weeks of daily blasts of the gamma rays….. I am looking forward to regaining my strength and not being sore! I am happy, however, to have finished the so called active cancer treatment and do not miss the Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, not a bit!

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I spent many hours waiting but I was never bored. Chatting and having a laugh with other patients, reading, observing, taking photos, editing them, drawing….. I do not know what boredom is.

Now, I am focusing on recovering and it is challenging as I would so like to do more than my flesh can cope with and I still get impatient with myself, but I am learning to chill out and take things easy and be good to myself.

Now, let me go and apply more of the 99,9% Aloe Vera on the stubborn burns!

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