May 02, 2012 - 12:44 pm
I finished 8 rounds of chemo. At the very beginning of chemo I had an episode where my gland swelled behing my ear and I had on again off again sores and blisters on my scalp. However, I am 4 weeks finished with chemo and I wondered if anyone else had experienced new side effects weeks after you had finished chemo? Now, I have more break out sores on my scalp and have swollen/painful glands behind both ears. I have contacted my Oncologist but he says he doesn't think I should be having new symptoms 4 weeks past chemo but can't rule chemo out because it may take up to 12 weeks to get out of my system. The Internal Medicine/Oncology Nurse said expect symptoms after chemo for as long as you were on it. So confusing and frustrating because those are very different responses :( Plus, I tried to do some research on my own (which sometimes is a big mistake) and the first thing that popped up is lymphoma re: the scalp sores and swollen glands. Jeez, I am trying not to go there (if you know what I mean) but it is difficult and scary especially when I feel worse than I did on chemo. Any insight or similar experience would be greatly appreciated.