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    Neuropathy

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      Olneygirl

      I have some mild neuropathy in my feet which started towards the end of Chemo. It comes and goes but the good news is - It mostly is gone! Congratulations on finishing Chemo! Hang in there during Radiation! I'm 18 months out and cancer free! Blessings and prayers to you as you finish this journey!

      23 days ago
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      Jouska

      While I was going through chemo my oncologist kept asking if I had any numbness in my feet or hands. For the first 5 cycles I didn't and then I did in my feet. Five years later I still have it. Usually only a minor inconvenience at the worst, but I do notice it if my feet get cold and also at night in bed. I do now wear slippers all the time at home after the majority of my life being barefoot in the house. But need warm feet. If I am really tired I may stumble a bit, but all things considered I can easily live with what I have.

      23 days ago
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      Ashera

      I'm 4 yrs out - and my neuropathy started around the 4th round of dose-dense chemo. It's worse in my feet - extremely icy cold and numb from middle of my foot down. Pain comes and goes. Occasionally, in the first couple of years - pains up my calves and needle-like feelings. I wear smart-wool (Merino) socks mostly year round and in the winter here (MN) have a couple of pair of heavy shearling slippers. No faux-fluff-wooly stuff!
      My hands are mostly cold but I have days when they're not as icy. I do have to "watch" where my feet are as I cannot really sense or feel - and I'm super careful with my hands. I'm a crafter too and it has made changes in the way I approach things. Again, in winter use gloves daily.
      I take tramadol for the pain in my feet and legs. Neurontin and I did not get along.
      It would be nice if this instantly went away but I'm not expecting it to.

      21 days ago
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    Last Chemo Treatment

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      Rustysmom

      Congratulations on completing your treatment! Yes! to the thank you treats! You are right, they all become a part of the family walking this journey with us. Mine were so kind, not only making sure I was cared for, but also my husband who went with me each treatment. I brought small orchids for each desk for my chemo team, and a big box of crazy cupcakes to the radiation team. all were well received,

      about 1 month ago
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      emmmi

      I brought in a large fruit tray for the entire radiology department on my last radiation treatment day. I also brought paper plates, napkins and forks for all to enjoy. Did not ring the bell that day,, but was happy treatment was over. The only thing I enjoyed during my cancer treatment was the company of the radiation technologists .....and counsel from the radiation oncologist.

      about 1 month ago
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      vjt558

      Thank you all for the suggestions. I’m excited to show my gratitude to my oncologist team. I like the mug idea as I was always googling.

      about 1 month ago
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    Dog De-worm cancer cure

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      carm

      He is also eligible for the right to try law or to get a drug for compassionate use.

      2 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      Carm, can you describe the "Right to Try" law? Thanks

      2 months ago
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      cards7up

      Not something I'd try without further info. I've read testimonials, but those are not something I'd believe. There is more involved in this treatment than just this one animal medicine from what I've read on it. It's in the liver and that's a hard one to beat back.

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