Radiation got you feeling braless? What to wear to work when the girls are free!

Month: June 2013

Radiation got you feeling braless? What to wear to work when the girls are free!

It was just a few weeks ago that I shared with you the bra I found to be soft and wearable during my radiation treatment. Well that lasted a hot minute! Actually, it worked well for me for about a week – now the burn is to the point of no return, or at least to the point of no bra-wearing. Pretty much anything remotely fitted irritates my skin. There is just a teeny bit of pain from the burn, but the irritation mostly comes from the itching. It seems anything other than loose-fitting cotton exacerbates the itching, which is

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Technological Frustration

I’ve got a bad case of it.  These are my tools: Compaq laptop, iPad2, Samsung Charge smart phone, and an iPod. They conspire against me every minute of every day. Sometimes it’s just one or two of them, but usually it’s all four. Safety in numbers, and they do bad, bad things. For example, my phone will deliver texts when and if it desires with no relevance to when said text was sent. I see missed calls with the phone never having rung. This, you say, is perhaps my carrier. Verizon. For you fellow Verizoners out there, do you have

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Komen Race for the Cure 2013

This past Saturday, June 8 was the Komen Race for the Cure here in Raleigh. I’m pretty sure you all know about the organization, but here it is just in case. Susan Komen fought breast cancer and lost. Even in her last days, she was adamant about helping others with breast cancer. Her sister, Nancy, made a promise that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer forever. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization was created and is “the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982.”

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Ohhhhh We’re Half Way There (although Bon Jovi probably wasn’t referring to breast cancer radiation treatments!)

Friday marked the half way point for my radiation treatments – woot woot! And still, I have very little to report in the way of side effects. Remember the reflux that started on day 1? I added ginger to my diet here and there – the occasional piece of crystallized ginger (it’s covered in sugar so I don’t indulge too often), and fresh ginger thrown in recipes and steeped in my tea. I also started using homeopathic Stress Mints – 1 lozenge just before my treatment. I’m not sure if one or the other has helped, or the combination of

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