I got my second radiation treatment and saw the chemotherapy doctor yesterday. My skin felt a little hot for a few hours after the treatment, like a mild sunburn, but not for long.
I will get my first chemo treatment probably Tuesday. That morning, I will have to go to the hospital to get a pic line put in. That kind of freaks me out because I won't be able to swim, or even shower for 6 weeks or so. I'll have to take spit baths. I won't lose my hair because cisplatin, the drug I'll be getting, doesn't cause hair loss. I think that is the only drug they will be giving me. The doctor didn't want to put a port in because it will only be for 6 weeks. He said that a pic line is less invasive. (Deb explained both procedures to me and both sound invasive to me, and scary.)
Evidently, the chemo and radiation were supposed to start at the same time but the report from U of M never got to the chemo guy and the radiation doctor never bothered calling him even though he knew I was supposed to get chemo as well. So much for coordination of care. One more reason to freak out.
I'm still having trouble sleeping. I'm freaking out more about the cancer treatments than about the cancer itself.