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    CarolLHRN posted an update

    One year today I finished up chemo. It seems much longer ago than that. Still having check ups and regular blood work, but everything is going well. You can't see my port scar anymore which is great! The scars on my abdomen are getting much lighter. As these physical signs fade, my memories of the rough road I went though are fading too. I will never totally forget but it is nice that cancer isn't on my mind everyday.

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      LauraJo

      Congratulations on your anniversary....every step counts! Do something nice for yourself to celebrate!

      over 3 years ago
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      GolfGirl

      That's terrific. Keep the posts up - your journey has helped me so much!

      over 3 years ago
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    I went to see a neurologist today about the neuropathy in my feet. I was quite shocked to find out how severe the neuropathy was including no reflexes in my ankles. Since I'm not having any pain, I will not have any treatment. I will have an EMG (not happy about that!) to document current state.

    One thing I never thought of and I don't see mentioned here much, is the need to care of my feet as though I am a diabetic. Because I have limited feeling, I need to inspect my feet daily to make sure there are no cuts or infections brewing. I also should never go barefoot. Getting pedicures is OK but to be careful on how my nails are cut as I wouldn't feel if I was getting an ingrown toenail.

    I personally have found Crocs great for wearing around the house. I have fleece lined ones. I think they are comfortable, provide protection and stay on my feet. I'll have to think about this summer and wearing sandles and flip flops!

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      LauraJo

      I'm sorry to hear you are still having problems with your feet. What is an EMG? With all the tests I have had, I don't believe I have run across that one. Has your doctor suggested anything in the way of meds or supplements?

      over 3 years ago
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    CarolLHRN wrote on unicorn6482's wall

    Thank you for sharing your journey. You have had quite a tough time. Please let us know if you need anything. I have found this site helpful in managing my journey.

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    CarolLHRN wrote on stormy91649's wall

    Hi and welcome to WhatNext. I understand you are trying to get your head around your diagnosis. Know that we are here for you if you have questions or want to share. This is a great site for support because we are all in similar situations and really understand.

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    CarolLHRN wrote on Arlene1372's wall

    Hi and Welcome to WhatNext. Thank you for sharing your journey. I hope the side effects from radiation are improving. This site is great to share with people who really understand. There are quite a few of us here who have gone through radiation in this tender area. I completed treatment about 6 months ago and continue to do well. If there is anything you need, post a question or let us know!