Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Radiation

I find it interesting how long after radiation treatments the radiation is still doing its work in your body.  According to the National Cancer Institute at www.cancer.gov, the effects of radiation therapy can last two months after the cessation of treatment. 

I found THIS book there, that along with the previous one I mentioned about chemotherapy to be a HUGE help. :)  Of particular help was the section on 'Throat Changes,' especially the section on what types of things to eat.  it's still very difficult to control my glucose and eat what they suggest and maintain my weight.  In fact, I lost another three pounds in the last three days.

Why do some people always seem angry.  Talk about a wasted emotion.  What does anger do besides screw up your health?  I know a person that gets angry for the most minuscule reasons, reasons that wouldn't even effect a response of any kind from a normal person.  Oh well... that was kind of an odd foray from the topic of radiation.

Suffice to say, I have 'Throat Changes' from radiation, and it hurts, and I am coughing a lot.. yes, folks, more than I normally cough.  Thank the deities for cough drops. ;)

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