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    steelernutt shared an experience

    Oh No (blood counts are low): my hemoglobin levels are low only 4 treatments in and may need a blood transfusion next monday if they dont come up :(

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      leepenn

      yeah - i know what that feels like.... i've managed to stay above the bar and keep from having a transfusion. what happened with you? did you end up having the transfusion? they make me nervous... hope you are feeling alright.

      over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Hair loss (alopecia)): lost my hair on November 21st following my 3rd chemo treatment we were driving home and i ran my hand threw my hair only to find my hand was full of hair....dont think anything can quite prepare you for that.... :(

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      leepenn

      it was about 48 hours after my third - as if a switch had been flipped. from hair locked firmly in my scalp to hair falling out.... good luck - it is hard... but everyone keeps telling me that it grows back....

      almost 5 years ago
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      steelernutt

      ya thats what i keep hearing too....and i know it will eventually but if they only realized how long it took to get it as long as it was :( oh well at least i will be alive to see it get there again :)

      almost 5 years ago
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      leepenn

      i miss being able to play with my hair... always had something to do with my hands when i had hair.... now... i don't.

      almost 5 years ago
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    steelernutt posted an update

    i have been so moody and emotional lately i think thanks to all the side effects i have sort of stepped into reality....before i started treatments when i talked to people it was more matter of fact and not referring to myself in the situation...but now its just become WAY to real for me

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      leepenn

      i think you have a lot more side effects than i do! are you moving? that helps a bunch, even if it's just easy walking... what were your workouts like pre-treatment? can you do those workouts at a lighter pace? i promise you - you will feel better. helps with mood, sleep, pain, and nausea... at least for me.

      almost 5 years ago
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      steelernutt

      ya i do still move around allot try to get a walk in at least once a day i also have arthritis and fibromyalgia so there was allot i couldnt do before the cancer which doesnt help

      almost 5 years ago
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      leepenn

      oh my gosh - fibro too???? ack. i'm so sorry! i have some arthritis as well - runs in my birth family.... moving helps with both of those... do as much as you can!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting)

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    Side Effects (Pain)

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    Side Effects (Mouth sores)