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Hey Natalie, I didn't have the fatigue with rads either, but I was comparing it with chemo so it was just nice to not have that feeling!!!  I spoke with a woman daily who was only receiving rads and she was very fatigued, but again, she didn't have the chemo to compare with so I am sure she was tired of being there every day, etc.  I got used to the daily trip to the rad dept. and the people and actually felt weird whenI didn't have it to visit daily!! 

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Here's a good one for you......

Today I felt really cold before going in to get rad treatment.  My hands and feet were like ice cubes.  So rad techs covered me with heated blankets on the table, walked me to the dressing area and then down the long hallway back out to the waiting room.  I started to shake uncontrollably on the rad table and then could barely get up because I felt dizzy.  They wouldn't let me go home and made me see the nurse/patient rep before leaving.  I had my vitals taken, etc., and they couldn't figure out what happened to me!  Dehydrated?....well, I drink enough water every day to fill a swimming pool.  On and on and on.....until finally I told them I needed to go to the bathroom and just wanted to go home.  I feel fine now, but it was pretty scary while it was happening.  They told my husband to take me to the ER if it happened while I was home.

Hope you are doing well, Stacy and Mary et al!  We will get through this!  Natalie is living proof!   Mary, you must almost be done now.....how great is that?  Okay....off to take my daily nap to rejuvenate.  I am taking some extra TLC today with my crotchety old body.

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That is crazy Saph - The only time I ever felt that way was from the extreme exhertion of birthing a child.  Sounds like some drastic metabolic drop or soemthing. 
 
I don't  feel tired from the rads - but I do get this odd, weak & empty feeling now & then.  I am so lucky, and yes - almost done - End of next week i expect, I have lost track now.
 
Lee, I can sort of keep my "treatment" routine by going to the hospital gym.  Very nice, and all in one complex about 15 minutes from where I live & work.  5K !   I confess I get bored after 5 minutes, but I listen to old rock and roll and it keeps me motivated.  Good golly, Miss Molly!

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Reply with quote  #44 
Sapphire, that sounds like maybe you are coming down with something.
People always forget that even if we have cancer, we can still get normal bugs and things.
I hope and pray that is all it is and you are home and OK.
I know how you feel- sometimes you just want to go home and be in your comfort zone.

I am wondering if you have an infection from those seromas??

I hope you are feeling better!

Everyone-  Remember to eat protein- it helps so much with rads...

You are all doing so great!


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HeyMary,  I listen to some old rock and roll, as well.  A mixture from the 70's.  A little Allman Bros, Peter Frampton, mixed in with some Anita Baker, Aretha, as well.  Very eclectic mix!  I was just thinking the other day that I should add some Journey!  ha!ha!

That is awesome you can workout at the hospital gym!!  I was thinking (dangerous, I know) that it would be nice if the cancer ctrs. had the treadmills and bikes available for patients who didn't have access!  It helps so much when going through treatment!  OH, well, that's just me!!  Hugs,  Lee

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Thanks, Mary and Gina.....I did feel much better the day after.  They think my blood pressure took a nosedive right before rad treatment that day, even though it was normal when I had it taken later on.  That has happened to me before and I felt much the same way, so that is what I am going with, too. 

I wondered if it had anything to do with the seroma under my arm, too, Gina.  But that is apparently healing and not getting larger nor are there any indications of an infection (fever, etc.).

Mary, that is totally a spot-on comparison!  I was shaking from deep inside, which I remember oh so well with the aftermath of childbirth.

It is Friday and I am feeling a little more tired today again.  Thank goodness I have two days off!

Hope everyone is well.

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