Jump to content

next steps


Recommended Posts

I finished my last round of chemo Thursday so the Dr says for now. Next she wants me to see a radiologist to start radiation on my brain lesions.  I am really afraid  of this.I hear it's going to make me more tired I can't imagine. I told her I have to work. She said I can go during my lunch hour. I have  a bunch of questions like , will it swell my brain? What if I don't get it? How long do  I have to do it for.? Other side effects? I have been very sad since she told me. I cry a lot. I know  I'm just stressing myself out. I just  want to be normal again. The past couple days I have been dropping things, Is it stress?  I go for a pet scan and MRI the 17th.Does anyone have any insight on radiation?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Not first hand experience but I know a lot of folks who had it including my daughter.  Her brain radiation was post surgery to remove a meningioma.  She had all the concerns you mentioned but there was no other way of dealing with her problem. She did experience side effects with a lack of energy being the most concerning. This resolved quickly after radiation was complete. 

Please try and relax a bit.  Radiation works and should address your brain mets.  You'll get through this.

Stay the course.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.