Radiation side effects

Well, I might have picked up my first radiation side effects. I noticed discomfort yesterday and today when trying to swallow (they told me to expect this). So pray for this to go away and not get worse. Thanks. I have done 9 out of 20 treatments. I talked to a girl at church who just finished radiation for Hodgkin's. She said the radiation gave her such bad mouth sores that she didn't eat for four days and she lost 20 pounds. That poor girl also vomited a lot in comparison (since I wasn't hardly ever even nauseous) from the chemo. I am thankful they aren't radiating my mouth. So I am counting my blessings...