Dick Benson Posted November 25, 2007 Share Posted November 25, 2007 I have started treatment and am having some real difficult problems Might just be the norm for those who have been through it, but not for me! Have had 4 Radiation sessions and 1 Chemo session so far. Radiation is scheduled daily (5 days per week) with Chemo once a week. So far the side effects have been from minimal to just about unbearable. I have been experiencing a lot of fatigue and pain in the back and neck. Some slight memory problems as well. I am not on any regimine of pain medications or any other Radiation or Chemo medications. Another issue that is plagueing me is the problem of smoking ceasation. I have been on patches and 150MG tablets of Bupropion 2 times a day with no luck. I am a long time smoker, smoking over 50 years of Camel regular cigarettes. My Pulmanary Dr. said he would like to see me on another pill, but the Director of the VA Medical Center will not allow him to perscribe it until a complete course of their stop smoking classes are completed. I am very willing to attend the classes, however they are in confliction with my treatment schedule and with the case loads of patients at the VA it is virtually impossible to re-schedule the treatments. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! Dick Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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