Dec 06, 2009 - 10:20 am
Been awhile since I've posted anything; but wanted to know about immune system after chemo and radiaiton. My husband finished his chemo in Jan. '09 (with two carbos in March) and finished his radiation in April. His PET scan on 9/1 was extraordinary! (Praise the Lord!) His three month check in with his radiation oncologist this past Wed. was good too. He's been back at work for six months now and the last of Oct. he and I both had cold/sinus cough, mess. He went to the doctor (primary care) had a chest x-ray to be sure it wasn't pnemonia which it wasn't; doc put him on a z-pak which helped but tore his stomach to pieces (nauseated) got better; but last week had what we thought was probably a head cold; however according to the radiation oncologist he had thrush again so now is on medicine for that. So my question is this anybody out there know if and how long the immune system is comprimised due to chemo and radiation? We've both had the reg. flu shot and go to the doctor tomorrow for the H1N1 shot. Hope everyone had a great T'giving and Merry Christmas to all. Thanks.