Originally Posted by jamboz
i am 14 and was treated for burkitts lymphoma 2 years ago using the r-codox-m-ivac regimen which lasted 6 months i have now been in remission for approx. 23 months.
Sorry to hear that you have had to suffer from and endure burkitts lymphoma, but very happy to hear that you have been in remission! Congratulations!
what are the i chances i have heart failure im terrified the scan is next week i cant stop thinking about it.
A damaged or failed heart does not work as well as it should, causing symptoms such as breathing problems; weakness; over-sweating; swelling in the ankles and feet.
The worse the heart failure, the worse the symptoms. Someone with a badly damaged heart has problems getting out of bed without a lot of effort.
When my heart failure was worse, I suffered from major breathing problems from doing minor exercise or work. I had to sit straight up in order to watch TV or to sleep, or I would suffer from nasty breathing difficulties. I had nasty swelling in my ankles and feet. Just standing up, or climbing a couple of steps, was quite an effort.
Now, even though the top part of my heart has severe damage, I can do 100+ pushups per day, one hour power walk, 6 minutes on a stepper, 12 minutes stationary bike, 200 weight curls and 45 weight side lifts, despite the heart failure. I sleep lying down and watch TV comfortably reclining.
Do you have problems exercising? Any problems getting out of bed? Do you tire easily?
You are on doxorubicin, which can also cause some similar nasty side effects.
Congratulations, again, on your success against burkitts lymphoma. And..... best of luck with your upcoming Echocardiogram!