Sports commentator Dan Patrick acquired critical on his radio show Thursday when he advised his viewers that he has been coping with a critical health difficulty that usually leaves him in ache and its therapy impacts his reminiscence and moods.
“I’ve been holding a secret,” he mentioned. He mentioned he has been coping with polymyalgia rheumatic, which causes extreme joint ache, for the higher a part of a decade.
“It’s like having the flu and you’re not nauseous,” he advised listeners of “The Dan Patrick Show.” He mentioned the ache acquired so unhealthy that one Saturday morning he couldn’t stroll or tie his footwear.
“I hated getting off the bed,” he mentioned.
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His prescription for the steroid Prednisone helped the ache and irritation, he mentioned, but it surely additionally induced despair and suicidal ideas. He admitted that he began self-medicating with alcohol and even Vicodin as soon as to play golf.
Eventually, docs advised him about “light chemo,” by means of an IV he would take as soon as a month. Side results, he mentioned, embrace “headaches every day” and reminiscence loss – “brain fog is what I have,” including that there’s are instances he doesn’t end sentences and his employees has to assist.
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“That’s what I want you to know,” he advised listeners emotionally. He mentioned he has 5 extra therapies. “Boy, I’ll be a joy to be around then,” he joked.