I just returned from my 8:00 a.m. first radiation treatment. It was painless. I hold still on a table, they line the markings on my skin up with the laser beams for the machine, and then apply radiation from I think 4 different angles. It was like having about 4 x-rays done. Two lasted for about 40 seconds, the others were maybe 10 seconds, according to the specialists running the machine. But, there was no pain. I applied the green tea spray beforehand, the prescription cream afterwards, and will apply the green tea spray 3 more times today, and the cream one more time before bed. So far, so good!
I just read the paperwork about fatigue. It said if you have radiation following chemo therapy, the fatigue that occurs towards the end can last up to a year. Yikes! I hope that's wrong, or that it means a year until you're at your full energy levels. I've loved this past 6 weeks of gradually-building energy. It's been a really nice reprieve.
The rest of the treatments will be at 10:45 a.m., lasting only about 20 min. in and out the door. So, if I'm feeling up to it, I can treat my drivers to lunch afterwards. So, one down, 30 to go!