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    CancerChicky asked a questionMalignant Mesothelioma

    Has anyone had blood clots in their legs after or during treatments?

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      LiveWithCancer

      I had one leg that got really swollen. My oncologist was concerned it was blood clots so sent me for tests. In my case, there was no apparent reason for the swelling.

      I personally would send a note or make a phone call to my oncologist's office. Blood clots are not something to mess around with.

      12 days ago
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      po18guy

      An ultrasound can quickly identify or eliminate a thrombus as the cause. Make that call.

      12 days ago
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      GregP_WN

      My Dad lived with blood clots for years. He would usually complain of pains in different spots on his legs. That's usually where the clot was.

      12 days ago
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    I have actually threatened to give them a bill before based on their sign that says they will charge us for missing an appointment or for being late. That steams me good!

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      BoiseB

      Wow I wish I had thought of that. I would had made money off of some of my Dr.s I also hate it when the Dr.s keep me past the 15 minute appointment time. I loved the PCP I had in Boise. She always told me how long to expect an appointment to last.

      about 1 month ago
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    Since starting treatments I sometimes look like the walking dead. Somedays I just don't have the desire or the energy to put make up on and dress up. Those are the days that everyone from the UPS driver to my great Grandmother and her church ladies stop by to see me.

    Does this happen to anyone else?

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      BoiseB

      When I was children's Librarian, it happened all the time if I went to the store on Saturday. I would be in the shopping and a little child would run up to me and say Ms. ___ What are you doing here? I was sure their parents hadn't noticed me but no one escapes the notice of a child. Since cancer make-up and clothes don't seem to make a difference. However I do like a "You are looking good" once in awhile

      about 1 month ago
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      Bug

      Yes! Like LWC said, it never fails.

      about 1 month ago
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      beachbum5817

      Definitely this has happened. It's as sure as death and taxes.

      about 1 month ago
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    I posted a question about being nervous in crowds, I think this is kind of what it is like.

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    CancerChicky asked a questionMalignant Mesothelioma

    Do you stay at home more now? Did your diagnosis cause you to not want to be out in large crowds?

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      cllinda

      During treatments I was told to stay out of crowds. It was winter and flu season. It was a long winter.

      about 1 month ago
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      GregP_WN

      During my chemo treatments over 30 years ago, I looked terrible. I lost so much weight I looked like a malnourished person from a third world country. People actually took a step back from me before like they were afraid they would "catch it". On the flip side, I was worried too much about others, but my doctors did tell me to stay clear of others that were sick. At the time, that seemed strange, me being as sick as I was and told to stay away from "sick people".

      about 1 month ago
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      Caddo

      Yes I don't feel comfortable in crowds besides Dr said stay out of crowds avoid flu

      about 1 month ago