So the radiation was on my right side. I had 20 treatments including boost treatments. I didn't experience a burn until after and it was small and treatable. While I was tired, the tiredness was nothing in comparison to the tiredness I experienced with chemo.
With a mastectomy, there were more decisions I was going to have to make—-what about the other breast, was I going flat, was I doing reconstruction, what kind of reconstruction was I doing, what was my healing time and other questions that each needed research on my part and decisions. I had my lumpectomy 2 weeks after my second opinion at Mayo, then chemo and finally radiation. I was fortunate that there was no lymph node involvement. I stage 2 metaplastic breast cancer that was triple negative. I was through the whole process in 7 months, not counting some additional recovery time.
I'm now 72 and looking forward to traveling, gardening and quilting.