Hello all I'm Emily.
In February 2009 when I was 17 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor (rhabdomyosarcoma) which was cancerous. I had to have chemotherapy for 1 year and also have radiation for 5 days per week for 6 weeks. I am now almost 22 years old and a survivor of cancer.
I live in Brisbane, Qld but am from the Sunshine Coast QLD. I live with my partner of 2 years.
I wonder, does anyone else (a survivor) still struggle with their energy levels after years of treatment like me ??.
I am currently not working but just doing university via distance.
I have had previous jobs since I finished treatment, and working 10 hours per week was just too much, I got exhausted. So I feel pretty useless at working, getting tired, exhausted so easily.
Would love to chat to anyone really? :-).
Wow your amazing Emily, I have leukaemia, which kind feels like it pales in comparison to what you have been through, I suffer from totally debilitating fatigue so I know how you feel although I cannot answer your question re your exact illness, I am sending you love and hope from me at Sydney's Northern Beaches xxx
Sorry to hear that your energy levels are still significantly lower.
I'm from Sydney and it has been 3 and 1/2 years since i finished treatment i am now 28yrs old, i can't say that my energy levels have changed much but then again my treatment wasn't as long.
But my body has definitely changed, i notice i can't digest food as easily so i have had to change diet and lifestyle.
Hope that helps.
I was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2012 and underwent the operation and chemo and radiotherapy and all that. Physically I feel fine but I feel the mental effects of chemo brain still lingering.Also feel less energy than before.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.