I was treated for Hodgkin's disease back in 1984. I received 45 radiation treatments to the neck and chest, and had a splenectomy. I started having problems almost immediately, but the chronic Orthostatic difficulties (Pots) and chronic neck and right shoulder pain didn't get that way for several years later.
I am on kinds of medication for pain and to control POTS symptoms, now, but due to my age and constantly getting sick, I am very weak most of the time and had my first serious syncope episode that kept me unconscious but jerking for a full ten minutes.
Needless to say, life has been difficult, for I have had many, many episodes of jerking and falling down, but this recent episode was the first time I ever lost consciousness completely. In fact, that entire day is still fuzzy in my mind. This is just a small slice of my life's medical history. If I shared everything, since I was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's, it would take a book to share it all. The worse part is having strange symptoms and not knowing what is going on, or being prepared in the slightest for most of them. People that are being treated for cancer should also be prepared for future unexpected symptoms that will drastically interfere with their lives. Thanks for bringing up the subject. Angie425