Dec 10, 2002 - 2:00 pm
My first time - be gentle with me !
A very sporting male, then aged 34, I was diagnosed as stage 2a HD in January 2001 and soon started 6 ABVD courses of chemo, followed by 5 weeks of radio in Sept. 2001. My Doctors told me in October 2001 that (thankfully) I was in remission.
During the treatments, (unlike seemingly everybody elses experience)I had less problems getting thru' the chemo than the radio. Literally from day one, the radio had left me exhausted, and to this day I still haven't got back to anywhere near the same energy levels that I had prior to my first symptoms of HD, or for that matter, even to the same energy levels that I had on the better days of my chemo ! A few drinks (post-treatment) now really seems to take it out of me!
Has anybody else had a similar experience ?
How are/were the energy levels of people that have been in remission for a similar amount of time (15 months)?
Does alcohol affect anybody else in terms of tiredness ?