Radiation -- A Piece of Cake?

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC

 originally posted on Liz Loadholt

 

Is radiation treatment really just a piece of cake?lady getting radiation

Well, quite a few well wishers informed our daughter, Liza, and our family that radiation treatment for her breast cancer would  be a ‘piece of cake’. 

Since Liza had undergone chemo, we were looking for some relief. We all wanted so much to believe that she would not have to undergo anymore pain.

So, we believed them and she went into her radiation treatment with high expectations of no pain, no nausea,no feeling drug out.

Being the optimistic family that we are, we were so thrilled that her misery was behind her.

Well, I guess radiation on different parts of the body act differently and also, I guess that there are probably different “doses” of radiation.

The first couple of weeks (she is getting a treatment 5 days a week) went well and we were so pleased for her.

photo of badly burned skin from radiation

 

 

Fast forward to week 3 -- bad burns, no energy, aching legs, arms, etc.  Then, she must continue to receive those treatments knowing that things were just going to get worse with each one.

You just have to keep telling yourself that we are lucky to be able to receive these treatments to kill those cancer cells who maybe running around.

The worse part is under the arm -- burned so badly -- ouch!!!!!

Her total radiation treatment consists of 33 treatments. -- the awesome news is that as of this past Friday, she has received her last treatment under her arm -- now just 5 more on the chest area which is burned, but she says does not hurt like the under the arm.

On Friday, May 20th, she gets to “ring the bell” to signify that she is through, done, finis, completed, etc. -- the entire family will be there with her for this awesome occasion.

picture of a bell

 

 

 

 

Anyone like to ring a bell for Liza?  Ring it at 1:30 pm on Friday, May 21, 2011.

 

photo of a cake with slice cut out

 

 

 

Now, is it a piece of cake?  Depends on who you ask and how long ago they have been through it -- maybe,  it is like having a baby -- when it is over, you tend to forget the pain.

 

 

Just want to say to the world that Boyd, Claude & I are so very proud of her -- her attitude, her determination and her courage

 

 

Mama Liz signature with pink ribbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Liz Loadholt
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Tammy -- thank you so much

July 14, 2011 02:26 PM
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Tammy -- so nice of you to stop by -- Liza just had her hysterectomy last Thursday -- so hopefully, this is the end -- hopefully she is done.  Today actually is her first day of feeling good since the surgery. Our entire family appreciates your prayers.

July 14, 2011 02:27 PM
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Hope Liza and all the family are doing much better. Our thoughts are still with you.

August 02, 2011 01:57 PM
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Linda Jandura
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Liz, it's been a while since I've been on here, and I see it has been for you too.  I do hope and pray that your daughter is doing well.  My thoughts are with her and you.

September 22, 2011 02:12 PM
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Connie Harvey
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Liz, we're still praying for your daughter. We've missed you here. I just stopped by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

December 16, 2011 03:41 PM
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