Dec 13, 2010 - 5:41 pm
Hi all! I've missed you all so much! I just saw the doc today and all is clear, had a PET scan the other week and that came back clear. Whew...I'm eating like I never had cancer or went through treatment, adding a bit more water to help chew and swallow but for the most part I think I'm at my new "normal".
During my treatment, and I'm sure for yours, your doctor may have mentioned that Neuropathy may occur during and after chemo therapy treatment. Well, I thought I was a lucky one and didn't get Neuropathy, I had no symptoms during treatment but now afterwards, 3-4months, I have in my hands, feet and arms.
I can feel with my fingers, but the tips get numb however I can still feel cold and hot. I have trouble with delicate things, like picking up a needle for example. My arms, if I attempt to reach out for something I get the tingles in the arm and hand. My feet, more so the tips of my toes are numb like my hands.
Have any of you gotten Neuropathy from treatment, how long did it last, how severe was it and how did you cope with it? My sister-in-law, mad scientist I call her, mentioned some vitamins to take to help ease the side affect of Neuropathy. Have you heard of such a thing and does it exist? I see my doc in the next two weeks, I wanted a patient perspective before hearing a doctors.