So, I had a radiation simulation yesterday along with a CT scan. I have a lovely green box drawn around most of the left side of my chest... The radiation oncologists will review my scan and I have one more simulation on Friday to make sure everything lines up correctly. I will also get tattooed for my reference points. Tiger Lily thinks it's funny that her anti-tattoo mom is now going to have to get some because of my cancer. I get to start radiation on Monday, the treatment plan will consist of 6 weeks of radiation 5 days a week for pretty much the entire left breast. At the end I will get a boost to the site where they removed the cancer and then I will get to start tamoxifen. According to the oncologist I shouldn't feel the effects of the radiation until around week 4 or so and it will last for about 4 weeks after it stops since the dose effect is cumulative--so I should be up and back to my normal self by Thanksgiving.
On more fun news, we are getting very close to being ready to put the house up for sale next week. My realtor is taking a class on how to stage houses to get them ready to sell and the class came yesterday and used my house to learn on. Although it doesn't look like my house anymore it does look good. I have a long list of things to do before next week but we're really getting there now. I will probably spend the whole weekend cleaning, moving furniture out and painting so if anyone is just horribly bored drop on by and I'll put you to work!
Have a good rest of the week!