Hello, my name is Derek
I had oesophageal cancer and chemotherapy in 2008, after which there was no trace of cancer - not even in remission! I was a bit of a mystery to the medical profession!! There has been a cloud over me since then, wondering if I'd had it or not.
In February 21 I was hospitalised with reactive arthritis after an infection caused all my joints to become inflamed and swollen. My blood pressure and pulse were extremely irrattic - my pulse was over 200!! I was put on numerous meds including morphine (ZOMORPH - 10mg per day, and then MST CONTINUS - 5mg per day) and steroids (PREDNISOLONE from 10mg to 4mg.per day). All of these I am still taking , and trying to reduce the dosage! with the help of the clinical pharmacist.
In March 23 I had radiotherapy and hormone treatment for prostate cancer, after which my PSA level went from 12.5 to 0.05 - excellent news. However, since then I have had constant hot and cold sweats, and fatigue which are totally debilitating.
I would really appreciate some advise on how to deal with them as I have no quality of life now.
Thank you so much for your help.
Keep up the wonderful work you do!!