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    When you're watching a show on TV and the subject turns to cancer, does it give you a flashback of sorts to your diagnosis?

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      GregP_WN

      I don't have flashbacks, but I will say I watch to see how they are portraying the patients. I know it's just TV, but sometimes they don't take a lot of care in being true to how things actually would be. But if I'm walking down the hall in a hospital or doctor's office and get a big sniff of heparin, I flashback to sitting in the chair getting ready to have treatment.

      23 days ago
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      Most of the time I don’t have flashbacks. But, the show New Amsterdam hit home. From the feeding tube to the Drs long walk down the hallway. In my post treatment therapy, a 50 foot walk seemed like a half mile. I didn’t see how I could make it.

      22 days ago
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      It usually doesn't bother me, but this week the story pin Chicago Med involved a person who'd gotten a kidney with a met from breast cancer in it. That one really bothered me because I just had my biopsy this week and found out that the tumor in my kidney is a met from my colorectal cancer.

      I usually just empathize with the characters a bit and am glad that the show is bringing up cancer awareness.

      22 days ago
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    How long does neuropathy last?

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      Saw4750

      I found that getting massage therapy has helped.I have had it several months. Taking B12 and prescription Gabapentin. Not sure about prescription results yet. My nephew had it after his colon cancer chemo. Had vitamin B12 also and massages. We received them at the cancer center. His is not as bad as mine. n No idea if will go away or not as neuropathy is an unknown as depends on patient as others have said.

      24 days ago
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      Saw4750

      Hope your neuropathy ends soon. Massage them every day yourself. Always lightly and upwards. Good fortune.

      24 days ago
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      Hi there...I have had neuropathy from Diabetes in my feet and legs for 9 yrs and then when I had my Chemo my hands were added. I take Gabapentin 400mg capsules, 4 times a day, a lot, but it works for me. Talk to your Dr about starting low and working up till you find the dosage that works for you. Beware, if you miss a day, you will be well aware!

      22 days ago
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