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    Arrhythmia

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      PaulineJ

      I went through the whole 6 weeks of radiation and nothing has been mentioned to me.I was in the dark about many things throughout what I went through.I can deal with a lot,but when it comes to dishonesty (deceiving,secrets and lies,etc) I can't deal .More so today then ever.There's so much corruption and dishonesty today.
      I know everybody is different on treatments and such .I don't know what to advice you.But do question the cardiologist , oncologist and your primary doctor until you're satistied on the responses.
      For me I have issues with trusting anymore.I won't bring out my thoughts on this because someone that don't see what I see the last few weeks especially will lock me up and throw the key away. LOL!

      4 days ago
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      Ashera

      Pauline...I'm understanding you totally. The loss of control - having to put our LIFE in a stranger's hand and trustiing them to care about us as much as we do - and if it doesn't go well, by that time being too fatiguied and discouraged to keep rising to the fight again. Trust yourself! And then find the others that will do things FOR YOU and not TO you! It's a dance, and the music sometimes sucks. Sending love...

      3 days ago
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      andreacha

      TeresaL 1 Have they (doctors) diagnosed you with Arrhythmia? I suffer from Paroxysmal A-fib. Some suffer from what they refer to as "permanent" A-fib. Mine happens every once in a while, not all the time. However, on 4 occasions it was stubborn and would not stop even while on medication for it. I've had to be cardioverted 4 times in the last 7-8 years. It was a quick procedure and I felt like a new person after. Maybe that's all you need right now. My Cardiologist brought in an Electrophysiologist to handle the A-fib. A couple of years ago he suggested that I be admitted to the hospital to try a different medication. You have to stay for 3 nights and be closely monitored for any possible reaction. I was fine and he let me go home on the 3rd day. Didn't stay for that 3rd night. Since starting that medication my events are few and far between. I don't know about your radiation with it as I've never had that treatment. Don't let the Cardiologist's office try to put your appointment off for some time. Just be adamant that you have to see him "now". I wish you the best.

      3 days ago
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    Side Effects (Pain): My dr told me that I might experience joint pain. The last 2 days I hurt in both hips and back. I’ve only had 1 week of radiation. Can I really hurt after only 1 week?

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    Thank you Cllinda. I’m just starting my radiation. Your post helped me a lot. I can get thru this also

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I start my radiation treatments on Tuesday. I’m already exhausted. Won’t the treatments make me tired also?

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      TeresaL1

      Thanks Darcy

      23 days ago
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      Elizabeth5684

      I understand fatigue is a common side effect! I start my radiation next week so am prepared for it, and maybe like others it won’t happen! Just take care of yourself and don’t be hard on yourself for feeling so fatigued when others do not, we all react differently!

      23 days ago
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      TeresaL1

      You can do this Elizabeth. We’re all in this together.

      Best wishes

      23 days ago
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