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    Linda754 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Received HYPER-CVAD plus Rituxan, experiencing long term side effects, peripheral neuropathy and short term memory.

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      ticklingcancer

      The short term memory problems are referred to as "chemo brain". For some this gets better. My short terms memory has improved significantly over the past few months. I finished chemo in February. I also suffer from Neuropathy. This unfortunately hasn't improved but my Dr assures me it will. In the meantime, I take Gabapentin and this controls the symptoms pretty well. Good Luck To You!!

      almost 5 years ago
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      Carol-Charlie

      Sadlly some of the neuropathy is permanent for me... and my short term memory will occasionally leave for a hour. When these things happen, after my 'oh dang it'.... I again thank God that I am here with my husband and family, that I can smell the flower, if I cant remember it's name. My feet are numb, I keep them warm, and in return, hubby holds me tightly and we dance. I've danced at a grandson's wedding last August and will again next year.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Carol-Charlie

      I've been cancer free now approaching five years from end of Chemo and 7 from diagnosis.... I was Stage IV Ovarian.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Linda754 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Enter a summary of your question here. In remission 2 years, will long term side effects get better over time?

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      geekling

      I had a tumor behind my anus. It was removed surgically and then I was radiated for 16 weeks and given two rounds of chemo.

      It was four years before I could gingerly use toilet paper again.

      You don't get sick overnight. The treatments are interminably long. you don't get recovered and well overnight either.

      Best wishes for recovered good health.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Lindy

      Yes, I am currently climbing out of my fatigue slump from surgery, chemo, radiation, a trial that all began in August of 2010. Baby yourself with high density nutrition, exercise, adequate rest, stress reduction in any manner that suits you...funny movies, meditation, church, being with people who empower your spirit. Love yourself well. Lindy

      almost 5 years ago
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      Beaner54

      Guess I would talk to the doctor Linda yet I am not sure what your side effects are.
      If it is fatigue ... perhaps there is a chance that you are mildly depressed ? ?

      almost 5 years ago
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    Celebration (Remission)

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): Along with fatigue, nausea, vomiting, confusion, memory changes, neuropathy, trigger finger, hair loss, depression, irregular heart beat.