Aug 24, 2010 - 5:06 pm
I had my radiation consult today and I am thoroughly confused......The radiation oncologist was describing the treatment, which will be 25 external treatments in 5 weeks, nothing surprising there.....He asks if I have any questions. I ask him about side effects and fatigue. He proceeds to explain to me that typically nobody has any "real" side effects. I asked if he thought I should modify my work schedule ( I work as a paramedic and my schedule is for a 24 hour shift and then off for 48 hours so I am concerned regarding the fatigue factor). He proceeded to tell me that if an 80 year old woman can take treatments and not have fatigue then surely I shouldn't have a problem. I realize that everyone handles treatment differently. However he is totally blowing off any and all side effects....Whats the real skinny here?