Just thought I should finish off my active treatment story ....
I started radiation three weeks after finishing chemo and as expected it was much easier than chemo. I drove myself to treatment every day for the four weeks and the whole process was quick and easy each day. I used Strata XRT gel to protect my skin and had very minor skin changes with no breakdown at all.
I finished radiation in March and had a brain MRI and Chest and Abdominal CT in July for neck pain and headaches which thankfully turned out to be a just disc bulge. Chemo gave me an ectopic heartbeat but that’s all pretty much fully resolved now.
In August I had my 12 month (since diagnosis) mammogram and ultrasound which were all clear and from now it’s just monitoring appointments every three months. I can’t say survivorship is the easiest thing I’ve ever done but I’m working with a great psychologist to get me through. I told my oncologist they need to come up with a placebo for us TNBC ladies so we can feel like we’re doing something proactive!
Life is getting back to some kind of normal. I’m working a bit, getting back to running and while how I’m going to feel when I wake up is still a bit of a lottery I’m feeling more and more like myself every day. Hair and eyebrows certainly help!