Radiation – 8/33 Rounds Done!

Hello my friends! I know it has been some time since I wrote a blog post. I started work last week and with daily radiation treatments, I’m sure a busy girl! I’ve completed 8 out of 33 rounds of radiation and so far so good!

I’ve been moisturizing 3-4 times a day. During the day, I use Shea Moisture All-Natural Lotion and at night I use Aquaphor. My skin hasn’t changed at all and I’m just taking extra care of it because I don’t want it to get too red. I’m avoiding deodorant before my treatments since they are at noontime. After my treatment, I put lotion and deodorant on. I’ve also avoided shaving my armpits during this time since I don’t want it to get too irritated. Yes, I did in fact say SHAVING! I have hairs under my arms! My oncologist was impressed when he saw my skin yesterday, so I must be doing something right! 🙂

Next week is the halfway point of radiation and I cannot wait. The whole process is pretty easy. The challenging part is sitting in Boston traffic! I’ve been a bit tired but I think it’s just the combination of working and going to treatment every day.

I’ve also been rocking my beautiful Radiant Wrap. If you are currently going through radiation treatment, I highly suggest you check out this amazing company. This wrap is soft, beautiful and it makes me feel so comfortable while I am waiting for my treatment. I’ve received so many compliments on it and every hospital should get these for their patients!


Are there any tips that you recommend during the second part of radiation when it’s the hardest?



5 thoughts on “Radiation – 8/33 Rounds Done!

  1. Once again, I can’t express how amazing you are! I enjoy sharing the time with you as you travel to Boston, for it is scary for me as well! You continue to be an amazing woman and shine everyday! I love you dearly and can’t wait to be there to see you ring that shiny bell 3 times!😘👍🎗🔔🔔🔔🎀 I’m the proudest mother ever!

  2. Monique, I can’t begin to express the range of emotions I feel when I read your blogs. I feel sadness that a young girl like you has to face this terrible demon . I feel pride in the way you are handling your battle, with a smile on your face, A positive attitude, and hope in your heart.I feel amazement that one so young can be such an inspiration to everyone. You are absolutely beautiful, both inside and out and please know that my heart is with you as you fight this battle

  3. I found that as my radiation treatments progressed, I did not have re-growth of my underarm hair on the side being treated. I am now almost 4 months since my treatments finished and just have slight hair growth in my underarm, not really enough to bother shaving. As I got further into my treatments, my skin turned a deeper red colour but because I used Glaxal Base Cream 3-4 times per day, it was very soft. I did get a blister on my left nipple at the very end of my treatments. For this I used Calendula salve which was recommended to me by my Radiation Oncologist. I purchased it at my local Organic shop.

    Good luck with your treatments. You are a warrior! Keep up with the blog, I have enjoyed reading about your breast cancer journey.

    Beverly Woods
    Stage 2B, N0 Breast Cancer Survivor
    Sarnia, Ontario Canada

    1. Thank you, Beverly! I hope you are doing well post radiation! At least that’s another area I won’t have to shave! 😉 As long as the hair keeps growing on my head, I can’t complain! Wishing you health and happiness in your life after treatment! Xo

  4. Caroline Almeida Araujo December 22, 2016 — 1:14 pm

    Way to go! During my radiation I was told to wash only with water and no moisturizing at all. Radiation doc says it’s like putting oil on when you’re going into the sun. I was allowed, however, to put an aloe vera gel after every treatment, provided I washed it off with water only before the next session. I guess there are different approaches. Hope all goes well with you 💕🌷💕

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