Hi...my partner is 71 and has had lymphoma of the brain he was diagnosed Nov 2016..he has had 7 lots of chemo and 13 lots of radiation..it has been 4 months since he finished his chemo and the doctors say he is all clear..but he is always tired..no energy. .just wants to sleep or watch Tv...has just given up on life..never wants to go anywere..i dont know what to do...i work full time but am finished by lunch time..so im home to give my partner his lunch although if im late he will heat himself some soup.. (he also makes his own breakfast ...toast and a cup of tea ..as im at work by 4 am) Were things different for you and your partner..
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Hi Raech, Sorry for the delay, I haven't been on here for a while. I had my operation in June 2013 and went through 6 weeks of radiotheray followed by 6 months of chemo'. The radio was a breeze with no side affects and the chemo was relatively easy bar one or two rough nights each round. Toward the end my blood count dropped like a stone and I had to have a couple of transfusions (top ups) to get me through. I lost a bit of weight but only 5 - 6 kgs over the course of treatment (have since found this!). I was offered all sorts of alternative and additional herbal remedies but at the end of the day, I think our Doctors know whats best and I hve been well since. I did have a seizure whilst driving in May last year but this has been treated with anti-seizure meds and I havent had any other problems. Importantly, I am here, well and I don;t think too much about it anymore. I started my own business in March last year and I put myself under a fair bit (lot) of daily stress working 12 hour plus 7 days a week.... My prognosis has gone from an initial 5 years to 12 years plus now which is way over the horizon for me. I think the key to it all is keep busy, positive and stay happy! I hope this has helped you in your journey.
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