Side Affects AFTER CHEMO
Mike

Lexington, KY

#61 Nov 12, 2007
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Lexington, KY

#62 Nov 14, 2007
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darlene

Redmond, WA

#63 Nov 16, 2007
the problem i have is tremors all the the time it looks like parkinsons i had stage three breast removed it has been since 2004 stillforgetful i have a hard time remembering words joint pain still get sick to my stomach and i will always worry about rather it comes back there is no cancer in my family the cancer was only a 8th of a centimeter even the doctor didnt know why it grew so fast
Angie

Clinton, OK

#64 Nov 26, 2007
I finished chemo a year and 3 months ago, experiencing severe pain in my feet and legs, still some confusion and memory loss (expecially when stressed).most of the time I hurt from my waist down...I still have not lost the 40 pounds of weight I gained on the chemo and steroids.( havent gained a pound since then either)
I also still have a problem trying to sleep every night. I see from these postings that I'm not the only one with these issues.(good to know), I thought for awhile that I was loosing my mind. sometimes I feel like quitting work,but then wonder what I would do without the outside distractions of work. I will be making an appt with a neurologist this week, I hope to get some answers and relief.
wishing the best for everyone!!!
Naina Mehta

UK

#65 Apr 19, 2008
I have been through chemotherapy and now I am going through radiotherapy for lumpectomy to sort out breast cancer.It had been tough but I think I sailed through easily because I used to have fresh juices every morning as I did not enjoy food because not being able to taste anything.The combination I had was 1 carrot + Half stick celery juice. The next glass was 3 leaves of spinach + half an apple diluted with quarter glass of water. The third glass was juice from half an orange .Occasionally I added a tiny piece of fresh beet-root ,few leaves of water cress. I also made sure that before removing the juices I washed everything thoroughly and then immersed them for a couple of minutes of boiling water.Being a vegetarian and not being able to eat well this helped a lot. Please talk to your doc before u follow any thing like this.
I have ended up with severe eczema after my chemo , so it's not all smooth sailing.I am 55 years of age. The good thing that has come out of this period of 7 months is ,I feel I have connected very closely to God.Previously in the morning it was a rush job trying to pray before leaving for work and sometimes one's mind wandered, but now I find that I have all the time to pray...pray for the world peace my family and my extended family which is everyone in the world who is going through difficulties.I had read somewhere , where they did a study. A group of people prayed for one patient who was going through heart surgery and not for the other one. The one for whom people had prayed sailed through easily. That's all God bless Naina3425
angi4cats

Black River Falls, WI

#66 Apr 22, 2008
I feel so bad for all of you, and what you have gone through. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in August 2007. Because of what I seen chemo do to my sister-in-law, and my best friend, I chose not to have chemo. I chose instead, a mastectomy, and 7 weeks radiation. I was done with all my radiation treatments in October. I have had little to no side effects from radiation. I am feeling great, and still have a very good memory. Chemo is poison in your body, and I guess it does do some good, but can do a lot of damage. It is very scarey when they tell you that you have to have this to survive, but at what cost? Cancer treatment is a very personal choice, and it needs to be done with your decision, not anyone elses. My sister was diagnosed with Hogkins when she was 6 years old, and back then they didn't have chemo. Well the doctors did radiation on her, and prepared my parents for her death within 6 years. She is now 62 years old, has three children and has 6 grandchildren. Amazing right? She is in the medical books for the first known cured hogkins case. And there was no chemo? Chemo is a big money maker, thats what it is all about. Take care everyone and I wish you the best, as for me, if it comes back, I will chose the radiation again, no chemo.
cindy

Traverse City, MI

#67 Jun 26, 2008
deedee wrote:
i finished my chemo 2 years ago this month.. i still have extreme joint pain, i have the neuropathy in my feet and hands. i'm hoping it will go away,but i'm beginging to think it won't.
I also have been through chemo and am having joint pain my hands and knees some days very bad.
cindy

Traverse City, MI

#68 Jun 26, 2008
I also have been through chem and am having hand and knee joint pain every day.
brandon hearn

Magnolia, TX

#69 Jul 15, 2008
I was diagnosed with cancer when i was 2 and got in remision when i was 8 years of age i was on alot of steroids and chemo the whole ride thru and am now almost 25 and trying to have a kid the question i have is does anyone out there know if a side affect of chemo or roids is steralization
Gail Perry

Bradenton, FL

#70 Jul 16, 2008
The effects of AI are not trivial. Right now my mind is 50.1% in favor of continuing to take it an 49.9% in favor of stopping it, and I've only been on it 10 months. The aches and pains have backed off some, but even though I think my oncologist is WONDERFUL, he doesn't get too bothered by my many side effects. The worst for me is purely AWFUL insomnia. I'll be taking sleeping pills for as long as I'm on it, but he wasn't taking that seriously until it started triggering migraines every 3 - 4 days.

No, he's not a monster. He knows that AI's save some lives and greatly extend others. He listens and discusses -- he doesn't just make pronouncements, but he really cares whether I live or die and he really wants me to take the Femara. The few DANGEROUS symptoms he takes seriously -- the increased risk of osteoporosis, but we deal with that, not drop a potentially life-saving drug over it.

I agree. The side effects truly suck -- but dying of cancer feels worse. That's really the trade-off.
Gail Perry

Bradenton, FL

#71 Jul 16, 2008
I want to say something to the woman concerned about her sister's Alzheimer's. I have watched the research very carefully about these drugs and I haven't come across anything supporting that (and I haven't just read the "Pollyanna" information).

However, if a person is slowly developing the beginnings of Alzheimers, often a life crisis suddenly makes it more evident -- not just cancer but death of a spouse, or a bad auto accident. So it could be related without being a "cause." In the cases I'm talking about, the person was already developing Alzheimer's.
Gail Perry

Bradenton, FL

#72 Jul 16, 2008
I think I may be able to ease the mind of the person who worries that every little ache and pain is cancer returning. My oncologist told me that the pain has to be strong -- so strong that things like advil and tylenol and even standard "pain pills" won't help. Minor aches and pains don't count. My doctor asks me about aches and pains and listens very carefully. The femara gives me weird, sometimes quite significant pains (it also magnifies pain sensation for me -- wheee!)-- but Advil knocks it out quite rapidly.

I sometimes take Advil for peace of mind.
mary

UK

#73 Aug 13, 2008
DENISE wrote:
Any one else relate to this
I keep thinking it's come back, because i feel so fatigued like i did before diagnosis. been nearly 3 months now since chemo. depressed, aching joints, depression, hot sweats (tamoxifen). anxiety, panic attacks, feellings of despair and such an ordeal to do the simplest of tasks. anyone else experience this?
Brenda

Kent, WA

#74 Aug 13, 2008
I was 37 when I was Diagnosed w/4 stage colon cancer. not to mention this one is extremely rare. That was 18 mo ago. I have been finished with tratment since 12/07 I started having pretty bad hip low back pain towards the end. Now i feel like someone has tightend all my muscles when I get up n the mornn. I cant hardly walk or stand, my hands and feet are bad. I feel old very old. Dont get me wrong I praise God i am alive.
My DR has me on pain pills and said lose weight to help w/ the pain. I thought by the way he treated it I was like the only person to have this effect. I a sorry that all of u r suffering But I do feel better knowing that it is not just"me". Where do i start to get help or is there any? Good Luck and God Bless
Gail Perry

Bradenton, FL

#75 Aug 19, 2008
Mary in the UK talk to your doctor about the fatigue. I think you'll find that it's a common side-effect of AI's. What it does to me is magnify any fatigue. I suspected that, but I just went off them while I was on a trip for a couple of weeks, and by the end of the trip it was very clear that the AI's magnify any feeling I have of being short on sleep. Then it interferes with catching up on sleep! What a double-whammy ...

But since you include feelings of despair in your symptoms have you considered talking to a psychologist who is familiar with the stress of living with having had cancer? It would probably be a pretty short thing and you might find that it helps tremendously. Something called "cognitive therapy" helps you re-adjust how you think about things and ... it doesn't even take long. Really, it could feel like being let out of a cage (a very ugly cage, into the sunlight) when you're done.
Gail Perry

Bradenton, FL

#76 Aug 19, 2008
I'm not an expert on Alzheimer's, but I know that sometimes it suddenly appears after ... surgery ... or a stroke. In those cases the person would have developed Alzheimer's anyway. I don't think they really know what role physical trauma plays but they know it hapens.

I didn't have chemobrain but I really hate AI's. I went off it when I went on vacation -- no, I didn't ask permission from the doctor. He should be glad I started taking it again today! If Fay had come this way I wouldn't have started on today, because I do NOT need those intense hot flashes while the electricity is out and there's no AC.

Logically I know I have to take it, but I really hate it.
donna

Hampton, VA

#77 Sep 6, 2008
I'm 48 and it is my 3yr. anniversary after completing Stage 3 BC treatment. 4 rounds of chemo, one every other week & 38 rad treatments. No other drugs being taken (tamoxifen etc), er neg.
I did my normal daily activities and worked everyday only missing 2 days. I thought I had it licked but 4 months later it came back to bite me in the butt. I don't even know how to explain all of the problems and pain I've experienced since. My hands have gotten terrible lately, swollen, sore & stiff. I think I've experienced pain in every part of my body since my treatments. Right now I'm on Lyrica for some pain issues. I'm wondering if this is how the rest of my life will be, painful and costly. I want to go back to the way I was before all of this....
angi4cats

Winona, MN

#78 Sep 8, 2008
To all of you that have had chemo.
I am so sorry that you are going through this. I was dianosed with stage II breast cancer in August 2007, I had a mastectomy, but would not agree to any type of Chemo. I did have 6 and a half weeks of radiation. I have no memory loss, no sickness at all, and I am feeling great, and all labs are clear. It has been over one year now. I get a little tired sometimes, but I work a physical job on a military base, and I am outside all day long. It was hard at first, but I feel great. The radiation was a little scarey the first time, but thats it. Didn't hurt, didn't burn. I had a fantastic Radiology Oncologist at Gunderson Lutheran in La Crosse WI. Dr Conway, my hero. I will never have chemo, I don't want to live that way. I lost my best friend, not to cancer, but to chemo. It killed her, and it killed my sister in law. I prefer to die, if I must standing, not sick and wishing I would die. Everyone thinks it is their saving grace, not me. I know that it would be my death sentence. I did have 2 positive nodes out of 19, but the cancer is gone, and from radiation not chemo. I must say this, Be really sure of your treatments, and make sure you have faith in yourself and your doctor. Mine was a godsend, and I shall always be thankful to him. If anyone wnats to chat about the side effects, blog back, but I can tell you that I don't have any, but we can chat anyways. Take care and may God help you through this.
Gail Perry

Spring Hill, FL

#79 Sep 8, 2008
I had chemo and felt fine. I would not want to see anyone skip chemo because someone else had problems with it.

I didn't skip radiation (which I bypassed by having a mastectomy) because of fear of side effects. I just didn't want to have to go every day for six weeks. I also felt that if I could do less to my body, that would be good.

But truly, chemo -- and I had three different kinds over five months -- was very easy for me.
Denise

Algonquin, IL

#80 Sep 19, 2008
I had stage 3 colon cancer 2 years ago,I was told they got it all,but needed to go through chemo therpy just to be on the safe side.I recieved 4 hours of a chemo cocktail (IV )at the dr. office twice a month and went home with a chemo pump for 48 hours.I was told I needed 12 treatments but only made it to 10 before getting sick.The shots of Neulasta made me so sore I would cry all night because of the deep bone pain this shot caused me.My husband couldn't even give me a hug because I would cry out in pain if he touched me.Anyway it has been 2 years and I still have numbness in my hands and feet for some reason my feet seem to be the worse.first thing in the morning when I am getting out of bed is the worse,but I'm dealing with it as best i can.The drugs I had were..
Flurouracil,Levcovorin,oxalipl atin<this one really made me sick dexamethasone,ondansetron,shot s of Neulasta &neumega.Made it through all of it but the numbness in my feet still continues.Some days are worse than others,and its a little painful.But I;m here and raising my 15 year old granddaughter who is my JOY.from what I have read there isn't anything they can do about the numbness.If anyone has any ideas i would love to hear from you.:)

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