Sep 27, 2011 - 5:56 pm
My husband was diagnosed with a GBM after a seizure in early June, 2011. He underwent surgery followed by 6 weeks of radiation and Temodar to treat the tumor. My question involves recovery from all the treatment - are you always fatigued? Does the treatment enhance the disease to increase unsteadiness and slowness or is it supposed to improve your overall well-being? It seems like he was very much like himself after the surgery and leading up to the treatment and then whammo! How long do the side effects of the chemo and radiation last?
I guess fatigue, etc could be caused by the drugs he is still taking - Keppra for seizures, dexamethasone for everything, oxycontin for pain.
Thank you for your expertise.