My radiation treatments ended last month and I seem to be having more difficulty now than with all of the chemo. My chemo lasted for 12 weeks and I had 17 days of radiation and boy, did it kick my ass.
I still have a sore throat. I lost my voice for 3 1/2 weeks. I am so tired and draggy. I still cannot eat certain foods. I am irritable and feel depressed.
It was never this bad with chemo. I was tired, yes, but not like this. Even my radiation doctor is surprised because I seem to have experience all the way out there symptoms, like losing my voice, getting those "stripes" but after the treatments were done and persistent dry skin in the area that was radiated.
It really seems like my body did not care for this treatment. With chemo, I did get sick, but just a few times and I was tired, but my energy picked up within a week after treatment.
And they just did a baseline of my thyroid and one indicator is a little low, but the other one which should pick up to compensate for a low thyroid is okay.
So, I am frustrated. I am tired of being a lump and having no energy. I am suppose to wait, but I am wondering if something else is going on.