The side effects from WBR have been ramping up. I completed treatment on the 8th, but the full effects of treatment kick in 2-weeks afterwards, now.
For the most part I’m tired. (I’m getting sick of hearing myself say that.) Not too tired to read, which is nice. Don’t get me wrong, I have been taking full advantage of my unlimited streaming on Netflix and Hulu. I suppose an accurate conclusion to draw here is: I’m spending most of my time at home laying low.
I don’t feel ill at all which is fantastic. I’m half considering the Day 1 reaction of nausea and vomiting to be food induced. I’ll never know.
My head is rather burnt and itchy. The ears are the worst, being burnt inside and out! I have found the best product to apply on my skin is Miaderm, purchased at Kaiser for a pretty penny. Calendula cream, as recommended from my radiation oncologist at OHSU, caused my normally sensitive skin to break out in a pimply rash. I’ve never had good luck with lotions, creams, or soaps.
As you can read, I’m dealing with lots of “ouchies” on my noggin. A huge obstacle has been getting comfortable laying down. Two days ago, I pulled out a travel neck pillow from my storage bin. It’s the U-shaped pillow usually worn around the neck to support the head while traveling. Well, I’ve re-purposed it. It works great for this side-sleeper at providing a “free & clear zone” my ear needs. Goofy, I know. But, it is such a miracle worker!
Know anyone with crispy ears from WBR? Seriously, tell them about the travel neck pillow. They will love you for the tip!