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    bobbik4 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    How long to recover from the effects of the chemotherapy?

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      zubsha

      I am a year out and still have a bit of neuropathy Energy is much better and some days I think I have arrived and then I'll have a day where I am absolutely exhausted for no apparent reason. Almost back to baseline though Good luck!

      almost 4 years ago
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      IKickedIt

      Ditto. While many of the side effects have completely resolved, others still linger. Everyone is different.

      Just keep on top of them and be persistent about following up, keeping your oncologist in the loop. I had many of the typical side effects, but then rare damage that was caused by the side effects. Sorry to be ambiguous about that, but I found that months later certain problems weren't improving. Although my oncologist didn't think the problems were chemo related, he referred me to specialists and after months of tests, most of my problems were diagnosed and I was able to proceed with treatment. My oncologist admitted that he had never seen this particular damage.

      almost 4 years ago
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      LauraJo

      I am two full years (as of last week - yay!) from the last chemo treatment and still have some lingering neuropathy in my feet, And the skin on my butt is super-sensitive, presumably from the radiation. Neither of these things is in any way debilitating, merely annoying at this point, so I feel that I am 99% back to my old self.

      almost 4 years ago
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    My husband just spent 7 days in the hospital with rectal bleeding. They thought it was from the Avastin but it turned out he had some internal hemorrhoids. He also developed a fever and infection but finally got through it all. He is truly my hero. We also found out that his power port needs repalced as it is not working correctly and is in the wrong vein. Not sure how that happened. I will keep you posted.

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      over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My husband began chemotherapy Dec 10, 2012. He is on Folfox with Avastin. It hit him much quicker this time then it did his first bout with cancer. He is having nausea, mouth sores and exhaustion. It is so hard watching someone go through this.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): My husband had radio frequency ablation done for metasticized colon cancer to his liver. His wounds did not heal and I had to pack them for 4 weeks. It was a really rough time.

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    Procedure or Surgery