Monday 4th October
Had treatment this morning then saw one of the nurses to discuss if all going ok. I explained that my armpit area was quite tender and she explained this was due to the stretching up of arms during treatment. This is what I thought had caused it so now sleeping with a pillow under my arm at night like I did after operation. Also will continue to do exercises that physiotherapist recommended after operation as these should also help ease arm.
Tuesday 5th October
Had treatment this morning before going off to work after a reasonable night’s sleep with my pillow. Armpit still tender and the edge of scar near armpit but rest of area that they sap with radiotherapy seems ok . Sent in Repeat prescription for Tamoxifen as will have completed my 1st month’s course at end of week.
Friday 8th October
Had last treatment of week, armpit still tender and to the right of scar, plus a little redness near scar but nothing much so far . I’m continuing with arm exercises to help ease armpit discomfort. That’s 2 weeks completed , now I can have a couple of days off from travelling to hospital , before 3rd week of treatment starts Monday , (3 more weeks to go) .