Dec 26, 2012 - 12:47 pm
I will repeat myslf partially for newbies and/or those like me with Chemo Brain. After 13 years post treatment I encountered several pretty rough side effects. The first to show up was my chin went totally numb followed by numbness from my right ear all the way down my lower jaw. When I say numb I mean that in the past three years my dentist has not had to use novocain to work on teeth on that side of my mouth. I also have the numbness going about half way down the front of my throat. I've accepted this and am moving on. Recently I started having multiple cases of pneumonia so my GP sent me to a pulmonary specialist. He found excessive scar tissue and a couple of nasty germs and decided to start me on a nebulizer with Dulera ( a steroid). Now the strange part. Whenever I use this machine all of the numb nerves start to tingle and only the numb ones. It lasts about 5 minutes after the treatment and then goes back to being numb, I actually like it bacause it feels good to have feelings, even temporary ones, where I have been numb for so long.
Just another strange event in the life of a survivor.