I've become very used to HT and its effects - sadly.
I was told last week that I have to stay on HT for at least a further year, so at least until August 17.
What you're experiencing is exactly as I found it. However you start to accept it as your way of life and become used to dealing with the side effects.
If you're ' flushing 'a quick release is to gently lift up your shirt to one side to let the heat out. Or as I do just strip of my jumper double quick.
I continued to drink alcohol during HT until 2 days before I started RT and have not gone back to it. I surprised myself by not missing it at all. But then it was my choice.
When I drank alcohol the flushes were far far worse.
Avoid caffeine too.
Everything else you refer to seems quite normal in our situation and is almost the same as my own diet.
It's good you're retired. I worked through RT until the final 2 weeks and had 2 months off work. On going back I noticed that stress at work was evil for the flushes.
You can pace your day without having to worry about work.
I know what you mean about fuzziness. About 2 weeks in on RT whilst on HT , I could not cope with looking at the 2 computer screens on my desk at work.
Everything seemed blurry . Apparently this not considered unusual by the radio therapy reviewer and was told you'll become used to it. I did.
And excercise is good too on a daily basis. Even at my lowest points from both fatigue and low emotions, I still walked every day and gardened as I could.
I was unable to play tennis though, the risk of being ' caught short' was potentially embarrassing and also in the end I did not have the energy.
But I'm back now to where I used to be.
The teariness/ emotion is very normal. You'll see from many previous posts that many of us are in that position.
Have you been advised about acupuncture ?
I delayed considering this but everyone involved with my treatment actively promotes comp therapy.
Acupuncture for me has really helped with the flushes . I was a real doubter to begin with but have subsequently changed my mind.
Anyway, keep going. You're doing fine . It's worth it in the long run.
And you know we're all here for you.