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  • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi! I ditto everything redintheface wrote. I too went out during my proceedure and just explained to people that it was a chemotheraphy treatment.  I tried to wear makeup at first but once you get towards the third week you will most likely want to stop that too, I know I did.  Good Luck!

    February 07 at 1:07 PM view post
    • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

      Hi, My husband is doing his face right now and his doctor had him go two weeks on and two weeks off then two weeks on again.  He healed quite a bit during the two weeks so that might be easier in the long run.  I have never gone over 4 weeks so I can't imagine how hard this is for you! I am not an expert on the stages but if you read enough of the comments on this very long post you will learn a lot about...

      February 05 at 8:52 PM view post
      • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

        Estcstkitty, There is no doubt that this process is brutal, especially at your stage. Unfortunately what you are going through is normal.  It sounds like you are at the erosion stage which means you might not need to go the entire 6 weeks but that is your doctor's decision.  Have you seen your doctor since you started the treatment?  You might make an appointment. At night I would use a cold pillow a...

        February 01 at 2:46 AM view post
        • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

          This is very interesting.  As a said a while back I have been doing this treatment periodically for over 20 years.  I have had 2 excellent dermatologists and I follow their instructions as to when and how long etc. As you said, afterwards it is like I had new baby skin and it has been this way with my face ever since my first application which was very severe according to my doctor.  I think most of th...

          November 19 at 1:58 AM view post
          • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

            Yes!  I have been using it off and on for over 20 years and I always get results whenever I use it on my face and hands.  They say that the damage we see now is from 20 years ago so unless we stayed completely out of the sun I guess there will be move damaged cells to destroy for years to come.  Just my experiene and thoughts.

            November 17 at 9:30 PM view post
            • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

              I agree with Redintheface about the 14 days.  The first time I used Efudex on my face I did a full 4 weeks and it wasn't until the last two weeks that the real damage was treated.  If you add a week or two with your doctor's approval it won't hurt because if all of the damage has been addressed it should not get any worse.  But, of course, follow you doctor's orders!

              June 23, 2018 view post
              • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

                Hi Carrie, I just wanted to let you know that no matter how hard it is, don't worry about going to work or anywhere.  I have been doing Efudex treatments for over 20 years. The first time I did my face it was worse than any photos I had seen.  But, I went to work, to the market etc.  We brave souls who go through this need to spread the word to others about the realities of skin cancer and I started u...

                June 19, 2018 view post
                • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

                  BigLipsVT, The first thing that I will say is that I have done Efudex etc. for over 20 years and the face is always extremely difficult with lots of swelling etc.  Since I found this website I followed Deb's original 14 insights to the letter and found them to work really well.  I did NOT put anything on my face other than water and the efudex the entire treatment rather than the first times trying to use ...

                  December 31, 2017 view post
                  • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

                    I just wanted to add that I too have done my chest and it wasn't nearly as painful as my face so try not to worry too much. And, I recently discovered UV protection clothing.  When I run I wear a "rash guard" which are shirts with 50spf protection made for surfers.  They have long sleeves and high necks which would be perfect for you.  I just Goggled UV protection clothing for women and found lots of ...

                    September 28, 2017 view post
                    • DianeAurit has replied to a post on the message board

                      I agree redintheface about the sun so I am glad you mentioned it!  Absolutely stay out of the sun.  I didn't have any problems with infections or colds but that is good advice too.  This is a great example about why this group is so great!

                      September 02, 2017 view post
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