Measured up for Radiotherapy

Thursday 9th September

Didn’t go to work today as woke up still very tired , eyes feel very heavy .    Took last of antibiotics today.  Rested all morning .                                                                                                                                        Went to Hospital at 2.30 to be measured up for radiotherapy .  Answered a questionnaire and signed a consent form. Then was laid under a CT scan machine and measured and had pen marks drawn on chest. Once I had been through CT scan 3 times the nurses marked 3 dot tattoos on my body, one each side of body near ribs and one in middle of chest , these will be used to position me each time I have radiotherapy. Then they took some reference pictures with digital Camera . I was also told about some of the possible side effects, that may occur like tiredness , pink / redness of the skin which may get sore or tender. Could possibly get a dry cough towards end of treatment due radiotherapy touching the lung area. Plus once treatment is complete my right hand side ribs will be more fragile/ brittle so care must be taken not to get knocked. Could also get tingling , numbness down right arm and discomfort in the under arm area. Nurses confirmed I will have 5 weeks of treatment (25 days) starting at 9.45am on the 27th September.                                         Came home still very tired and heavy eyed  so rested for rest of afternoon, and went to bed early.


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Andrew Tokely's Fight against Breast Cancer. Trying to make other men aware that this can also effect them
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