Loved

Happy Valentine’s day to you all!

On this day filled with my latest signature color of pink, laced with wonderful treats, indulgence, and love, I remind myself of some words that provide true life:

“Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:10

Now…

Getting right to it.

Reality: Big owie.

Cause: Radiation.

Major pain. I was warned that the burn effects continue for two weeks or so after you’ve finished treatments. Holy moly! Now I know a sliver of the feeling of what it must feel like to be a burn victim. Quite frankly, I am in shock. I can’t sleep very well. I wake up multiple times per night with a stabbing, burning fire of a pain. It’s a nightmare.

Thankfully I only have my localized radiated area to deal with. My entire left breast up to my collarbone and my upper left quadrant of my back are bright red, partially blistering. But the biggest problem is my left underarm which looks almost blue from the burn. The friction of my arm rubbing against my underarm is horrific.

As a previous redhead I was no stranger to the feeling of a sunburn every now and again. But this takes it to another level because deeper tissues are inflamed. It hurts on the surface but it also hurts everywhere deeply.

The nurse explained that it should get better in about 5 days. She recommended I put my prescribed Lidocaine numbing cream on the entire area which is like my favorite thing in the whole wide world right now. Too bad it doesn’t last the entire night hence the waking up. She also prescribed me Silver Sulfadiazine cream for serious burns.

At least it’s temporary.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Stephanie Leibengood says:

    I’m a friend of Meaghan’s. Following your blog and want to let you know I’m praying for you and will be dedicating my Boston miles to you! Keep fighting ❤️

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    1. bren-all-in says:

      Wow! That’s amazing Stephanie. Thank you. I am touched and honored. I like to hold specific people in my heart when I’m training so this means a lot to me that you will be bringing me along in this same sense!

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