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Update on post treatment

Oct 14, 2008 - 0 comments

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Reaching my 2 1/2 year post tx point.  Unbelievably, I am still recovering from tx.  Only within the last few months has my stomach returned to normal.  I had terrible upper gi problems from tx.  These are completely gone although I am still on protonix.  Blood pressure issues being treated by Norvasc.   BP issues arose after tx as well.

My sex drive is OK as I am taking testosterone.  Trying to get those numbers settled.  Been on that for a year or so.  I am not able to perform as well as I once did.  Dont know if this is from BP meds or not but it is a fact of life for me.  Luckily I have a very accepting and understanding partner.  Having had performance problems as a young man allowed me to come up with stategies that minimize the problem.  If I had been a stud I really would have been upset.  

I have been working out for about 6 months, lifting weights and aerobics.  I do feel stronger and I am making progress.  Lost 75 pounds after tx, on purpose, using Jenny Craig.  Still have a ways to go but what I appreciate now with SVR is that a a progressing on all fronts and not falling back like when I was sick.  That outweighs all of the problems I now have.  I do not have the disease any longer and my biggest problem remaining is accepting that fact.  

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