Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) - Gwen

Side Effects Associated with Carcinoid Tumor, Colorectal Cancer. Posted on September 5, 2012 View this journey (7 Experiences)

The side effects were pretty manageable and were more inconvenient than distressing. The neuropathy was cumulative so by the end my fingers and toes were numb for about 9 months, but they came back. I didn't lose my hair (yea!) and didn't feel very nauseous. I was allergic to one of the chemo drugs so I had to have a monster shot of Benedryl prior to every treatment. That knocked me out for about 4 hours - which was actually pretty handy as that was how long the rest of the treatment took! I did have chemo brain for awhile after I completed treatments - that was somewhat unsettling. I had low white blood count and had to have shots which caused a lot of bone pain each time. I had sores in my nose and throat (rather than the mouth like I was promised). All in all the chemo wasn't as bad as I anticipated. I was able to work out on the off weeks and care for my 3 young kids.

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