Hello, Not going to bad, as far as I know now I'm in remission. Still got a few side affects from the chemo and radiation but the doc says those will pass in time. Hard keeping warm, body having trouble keeping up. Been a bit depressed lately. Just that big word "cancer" scares me. What's your story?
Hi Twiggy96 , its great to hear that you are in remission! Have you though of investing in a nice electric blanket to help keep warm? I found it extremely helpful for my mom, who had similar side effect symptoms. My mom had nomadic marginal zone lymphoma and double hit lymphoma bone mets.
What have you been doing to keep yourself busy and depression at bay? Do you have any hobbies you like to partake in?
I do have an electric blanket that I use. It's been so cold here, -50 windchills and daytime highs of -25 t0 -30. Have to really dress up when we go out and keep my face covered. The depression comes and goes and I think I can blame a couple of the drugs sometimes. Having problems with dry mouth. Nausea has been my biggest problem through-out this ordeal. They have tried different drugs but some cause side affects.Right after my stem cell transplant I was hospitalized because I couldn't keep enough fluids in me. Been rough. But now other than being tired all the time I'm feeling better. They are now giving me maintenance drugs every 3 months for 2 years but those don't affect me to much.
I have a grandson who is my best medicine. We get him every second week-end. Try to get outside a bit but get winded with any type of exertion. My son took me to a junior hockey game the other night . Was a nice change. He was worried that I'd have problems walking to and from the main door so he delivered me right to the door. I do notice a slow change for the better, so that helps a lot.