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Life after treatment

louiethetzu
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Husband (25) is coming on to the end of treatment for nasapharyngeal carcinoma and we are nervous/worried about life after treatment. Does everything go back to normal after couple months? We are both in our last year of law school but in different countries, and I am worried about him going back to school on his own to care for himself. Will he have the energy to take care of himself and finish school? Right now he has no energy/stamina, he easily becomes out of breath playing with our dog for 5 mins (no running around, just throwing toys). Will his body/strength return to normal?

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brihdz
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Joined: Nov 2013

Depends on a lot of factors, because a lot of people recover differently, but he will recover most of his energy and stamina back. Chemotherapy takes 48 hours to get out of the system. If he didn't get that much effects from Chemo, he will recover faster, otherwise you will just have to wait and see. I was on Chemo at a younger age, 7 year in remission, but I was able to recover fast. I don't know if that helped at all, but I hope he does recover soon and fast :) 

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SAvent
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Joined: Nov 2013

It shouldnt take long for the effects of the chemo to wear off but if he has been through alot it may take him a little while to adjust in general. For me adding a small work out routine to my day helped to regain strength and stamina and helped me to feel healthier faster.

good luck

louiethetzu
Posts: 17
Joined: Oct 2013

His doctor said the same thing, it will be a while before he starts to feel better. I guess we will have to take it one day at a time and see how it goes.

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