Stage 3A Patient
As everyone always says, we're all different and we experience our treatment in different ways. Unfortunately for me, radiation was as bad or worse than chemo. I too had heard how easy radiation was and had not prepared myself to deal with how bad it was for me. I burnt, blistered, and peeled multiple layers of skin and had severe pain, for which I went back on prescription pain meds during the last two weeks of radiation. Although I didn't think I could do it, and in fact told the doctor I wanted to give up, I am happy to say I finally made it through as scheduled. I finished my 30 rad treatments on October 9th. Although my experience seems to be "not the norm", radiation can be hard. For me, it wiped me out both in body & spirit. My skin is healing more every day, it is still not completely healed, but almost all the pain is gone and I can now use my left arm again. :). So, it does eventually get better. For the record, I had 4 doses of AC (every other week), followed by 12 weekly doses of Taxol. Good luck to you with your radiation treatments!