Radiation Recovery

greatdayinmt
greatdayinmt Member Posts: 1 *
edited January 18 in Brain Cancer #1

On 9/8/22 I was diagnosed with low-grade glioma of the brainstem. I underwent surgery on 8/23. Resection was not possible. I completed 6-weeks of radiation treatment on November 11. I am seeking to understand what recovery looks like. I am still quite sick. Mornings are typically best, but by 1:00 pm I am 'sick'. It's difficult to describe because the nausea isn't like nausea associated with the flu or food poisoning. I have extreme fatigue. When nausea and fatigue set in my limbs feel like they are in cement blocks. I am supposed to start working again this coming week. I need to as I am a single parent and need the income and benefits. However, these symptoms make it difficult to think clearly.

Can you tell me if this is common? What remedies helped to alleviate this? I'm open to alternative options, nutrition, physical therapy...

Thank you.

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  • greatfulGBfighter
    greatfulGBfighter Member Posts: 4 Member

    How are you feeling now? I hope better. Radiation caused brain swelling for me, which my doctor prescribed steroids to reduce the swelling. It took a good 6 weeks for me to regain a state of new "normal", but eventually it dissipated, and I now am doing well.