I am due to get my first chemo + radiaiton on Monday (one day away!) I am nervous and still have a few unanswered questions. If anyone can answer these, I would greatly appreciate it:)
1. Because I first had lymph nodes removed in preparation for a radical hysterectomy (which was aborted when they found a cancerous lymph node), my bladder is acting up. I basically cannot even walk my dog for an hour without feeling I have to go...and when I do go, I go a fairly small amount. I know for radiation I need a full bladder, but I literally am now urinating every two hours or even more frequently. I know it is due to them opening me up and moving things around. But should I be concerned? I'm worried that my "full bladder" really isn't full enough by normal people standards.
2. Should I moisturize my private area before radiation? I have read some women on this site talk about dry itchy skin, but not sure if I should mositurize before radiation, or after.
Thank you for being there for me!