Jul 26, 2009 - 9:33 pm
I completed radiation therapy for a skull cancer--the "mask business" with a Tomograph machine. I had NO chemo.
Therapy lasted 7 weeks, 5 days a week. I got the max dose.
I was told that the aftermath would be extreme fatigue. Yes, indeed. It was extreme. Also in the mix were hand cramps, coordination and thinking difficulties.
I know that recovery depends on a near-infinite array of factors, so there's no hard and fast schedule. I was going by an estimate that, after two months, I should notice some improvement.
Radiation therapy stopped 10 weeks ago and I still have massive fatigue attacks.
I'd like to get from you folks your own personal experiences with recovery from radiation therapy.