Friday, November 7, 2008

Treatment continues

Beetroot red would be a way to visualise my mothers breast from the radium. Treatment causes a ‘sunburn’ like effect on the skin however the sunburn you think about when you turn a pinkish colour from when you’ve been out in the sun too long is nothing compared to the crimson colour her skin is after her second week of radium treatment.

I asked her to describe the pain she felt, and she answered that it's like pins and needles that are on fire! Hearing that and seeing the redness of her skin gave me a reality check – I’ll think twice next time before I complain of a headache or some minor ache or pain – as someone out in the world has it worse then I do.

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