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    I finished radation a month ago and still get very tired at the end of the day and especially cumulatively at the end of the work week. Also, I'm very dead emotionally a lot of the times and am feeling "flat". Is this normal? Does it take a long time to get over radiation? Or could I be getting depression as a result of all of this?

    I'm going to have my testosterone levels checked when I go to the doctor on Monday to eliminate that possibility.

    John
    Left orchiectomy 1/2006, classical seminoma stage I, adjuvant radiation 3/2006. Zillions of follow-ups. All clear as of late 2009.

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    it will take a few weeks to start getting your energy back. it will gradually increase the further out from radiation you get. do have your testosterone levels checked, this could also be a culprit with the lack of energy. but it will get back to normal or even better!!! best of luck! brian
    diagnosed 01/15/2005 bi-lateral seminoma stage IIa,4cm lymph node, right I/O & partial left I/O mar/2005, 18 days of radiation, remaining left I/O- aug/2005, surveillance, Wife did IVF oct/2005, DAD OF BABY GIRL born 08-02-2006!!! testosterone implants May 2008

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TcInNyc
      I finished radation a month ago and still get very tired at the end of the day and especially cumulatively at the end of the work week. Also, I'm very dead emotionally a lot of the times and am feeling "flat". Is this normal? Does it take a long time to get over radiation? Or could I be getting depression as a result of all of this?

      I'm going to have my testosterone levels checked when I go to the doctor on Monday to eliminate that possibility.

      John
      I had chemo, but my response to this thread might help you:
      About one month after chemo, I went back to work. I was an emotional WRECK! I was crying 4-12 times a DAY! My wife sent me to the doctor. He checked my Testosterone Level. It was at the low side of normal, which is one fourth what it was before the surgery.

      I would bet that your testoterone is low. I haven't had mine checked lately, but about 4 months post-chemo I started feeling better.

      Everything you are describing is normal, except for the suicide part. If you are feeling suicidal, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you GET HELP IMMEDIATELY! I can't stress this enough. See a psychologist or psyciatrist ASAP. A psychiatrist might suggest medication. If so, TAKE IT! It can be a temporary bridge until you start feeling better (despite what that nutcase Tom Cruise thinks.)

      If you need someone to talk to, PM me with your phone number.
      ________
      Red head girl live
      Last edited by BeachTech; 08-12-11, 12:12 AM.
      BeachTech
      Diagnosis
      Diagnosed May 2005
      Stage IIa
      Pure Embryonic Carcinoma
      One 2.0cm tumor in testicle
      One 1.0cm tumor in lymph node

      Treatment
      Radical orchiectomy
      Two cycles of BEP
      Two cycles of EP (the Bleo was causing lung issues)

      Complications
      Pulmonary Embolism (Almost died)
      Extremely low red blood count (Required 4 blood transfusion)

      Status
      In remission since August 2005
      July 2011-tumor markers clean!

      Favorite Question
      "Which testicle did they remove?"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BeachTech
        [B][COLOR=Navy]I had chemo, but my response to this thread might help you:
        I do appreciate the concern. I am not, thankfully, at all feeling suicidal, just knocked down by all this... "flat" is the best term I can think to use.

        John
        Left orchiectomy 1/2006, classical seminoma stage I, adjuvant radiation 3/2006. Zillions of follow-ups. All clear as of late 2009.

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        • #5
          low testosterone will present itself as being tired, flat, moody, emotional swings, and many more! i would bet low testosterone is the culprit so i would definitly have it checked. let us know!!
          diagnosed 01/15/2005 bi-lateral seminoma stage IIa,4cm lymph node, right I/O & partial left I/O mar/2005, 18 days of radiation, remaining left I/O- aug/2005, surveillance, Wife did IVF oct/2005, DAD OF BABY GIRL born 08-02-2006!!! testosterone implants May 2008

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