Jan 24, 2014 - 7:35 pm
Hi there, I am new here and searching for answers, Here is my story.
I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's stage 2A lymphoma in the winter of 1997. After a staging laparonomy which the drs took out my spleen, they determined that my cancer was above the diaphram. I was treated with 5 weeks or radiation. I had no symptoms that I had cancer. The only thing was that the lump on the side of my neck that I noticed while playing with my necklace.
I am now having late affects of the radiation including issues with my teeth, fibromyalgia, always tired and other things. Is the tiredness and fibro an afteraffect of the radiation? What else should I expect or think.
What is expected after 16/17 years of radiation? I seem to be exhausted all the time and I also suffer from anxiety and depression. I seem to be searching as to why I always feel like crap. I was not able to lean on anyone when I was diagnosed. I needed to be strong for everyone else so I did not set out how I truly felt. OK..now I am rambling but I have been searching for answers for so long........