Day 1 of Radiation!

First Day of Radiation!

This Daily Doodle marks my first day of radiation. I met with my radiation oncologist to go over the treatment plan which was followed by my first round of radiation. Afterwards, I went to a group education session where we discussed the general side effects of radiation from skin changes (similar to a sun burn) to fatigue and loss of appetite. In addition to general side effects, there are side effects specific to the area of radiation. For example, since my radiation is partly over my bladder, I may experience dysuria (painful urination). Other side effects include lymphedema and secondary cancers.

Another topic we discussed was the radiation diet: high Calorie and high Protein! Best diet ever! 

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