Hi all, I am happy to have found this website. I had hodgkins disease in 1985 and went thru mantle radiation for three months and had my spleen removed. My hodgkins started in the lymph nodes in my neck. I havent had a reoccurance since. alot of scares but they have all turned up negative.
I am to feeling the after affects of radiation. I guess you have to be grateful that the radiation worked and we are still alive. I suffer from hypo thyroidism and also
rapid heart beat since the treatment, along with a valve that is leaking and feeling tired all the time.does anyone else have the exhaustion after just doing some little thing. I have a hard time to motivate myself to do anything anymore and this has since come after all these years. I am happy to have found this board because I didnt realize that others suffered from the same things that I am. I just thought the other problems were poor health on my end and never associated them with the radiation. . I had my tubes tied because they told me I would die if I were to have children again so I was grateful that I had the daughter I had. I see now with todays technology you are still able to have children. that is great. Does anyone seem to have a battle with weight gain since all of this treatment? I can diet and diet and nothing seems to move. just get larger and my energy level gets lower. I would be glad to talk to anyone that is going thru this or has just begun fighting this disease. just email me. thanks. I will look forward to everyones reply.