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janaes
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I go to work tommarow.  Im not feeling that great.  My hysterectomy hasent healed completely and unfortunatly my neuropathy hasnt gotten better like it did the first two treatments.  By day 17- 20 my neropathy was almost nothing.  It didnt do that this time.  In fact it is in my toes now. Even feels like its going into my feet a little.  I tryied putting ice on my toes to see if that helps. The good news is that i bought me some of those gloves and feet slippers  today to see if that helps.  It will take a bit to get them because i ordered them on-line.  I hope they help.  My joinyt pain in my legs is still with me too.  The good news about that is i read on an older post that someone used ginger and it helped with her joint pain.  Im going to try that.  I hope you all wish me luck and support again for tomrrow. I could use all the help i can get.

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ConnieSW
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Good Luck.  I'll be sending positive vibes your way tomorrow.  Now go to bed.

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beccabtown
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Good luck at work tomorrow, Janae! I hope you're feeling better when you wake up.

One of my nurses specifically told me to take Ibuprofen for leg pain. It does seem to help more than Tylenol.

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Editgrl
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Just take it one hour, one project, one bit at a time and you'll get through it.

 

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brissance
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Here is wishing you strength and serenity.  You will conquer the beast!  

MAbound
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I'm hoping you woke up feeling a little better today, too. If not, don't beat yourself up if you can't make it through the whole day. It's amazing that you're going in in the first place!

I second becca that the ibuprofen works for the leg pain, but it can be a bit of a trick to tell the difference between that and the neuropathy if that also extends up your legs from your feet.  For me, there's the numbness and tingling in the toes and balls of the feet, but a break between the heels and ankles before the calf and shin pain starts. Taking ibuprofen helps, although it can take an hour or two to kick in. I take 400-600mg to sleep at night depending on how bad it is. Usually the higher dose the closer to a treatment I am. I manage ok during the day with it, so I only take it at bedtime and usually don't need it at all for a week or so before the next treatment. I'm having trouble getting pills to go down, so less is more for me!

 

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I hope today goes well for you Janae.  Do what you can and rest if you need to.

Sending you loads of positive energy.

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

janaes
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Thank you every one.  even the ones who didnt post but are just wishing me luck anyways and those who have gone before me and have already done this. I am up and am almost ready for the day.  I gave my legs a missage before i got up and then got up and walked around the house a bit to get my legs moving.  I will let you guys know how it goes.

janaes
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I did it!!!!  I made i through work.  I wouldnt say it was easy.  This is terrible, at least thats what i think right now, but the hardest part was my back pain that i think came because my sergery hasnt healed comletely.  I had back pain alot right after sergery and took a while to get rid of it.  Itwas weird but yesterday my back started hurting again.  It hadnt bothered me much for a while.  I guess thats whats terible.  That i thought my back pain wouldnt bother me muchand it did.  Thank goodness today i got to sit down and do a training for a half an hour at the end of the day.  I wont be doing that very often.  Tomarrow is the first day of school so what i do tomarow is what i will do every day.  We just did a lot of prep stuff.  I Looked uo at the clock at 11:30 and decided i did great because i made it that far.  Not today,but that is when we are going to have our break for lunch.  I felt like that wasan acomlishment.  We will see how tomarrow goes. Probably a bit more work.  The good thing was that i asked my boss if i could sit down if needed to.  She told me i could.  I had to sit down once because i was feeling hot and dizzy.  Was able to regaine my composure after a few minutes. My boss was alot cooler about things today.  She asked me about my wig

I thank you again for all you thoughts and encouragement.  I hope i can get your support tomarrow and for the next couple of weeks as it will be chalenging still especially right after my chemo treatment which is thursday.  Willsee how monday goes. 

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Lou Ann M
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I am so glad for you.  It will get easier as you as the days go by.  You should be.proud of your self.  

Lou Ann

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brissance
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I am so pleased and proud of you.  Many of us (me) probably would not have even tried but you not only tried you CONQUERED... Just don't expect too much.  Do what you can and "fake" the rest...  (you know what I mean)  Get some rest and be very very proud of your accomplishment.

Patty

janaes
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0h by the way.  I have a dumb question.   is advil ibuprofin?  I took that this morning. Im glad im going to see my doctor today i can ask him about my pain. I was going to ask him if i could up my dose a little to help.  I could definetly use more help for my back.  I just dont want to get dizzy though.  I dont want that.  I would rather have pain.   Patty Im definetly going to remember how good i do at this stuff.  Accomplishments are inportant to consider in all this junk.  Thanks for the reminder.

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Congrats Janaes! You are so strong! Yes, Advil is Ibuprofin. Not a dumb question....

Take care of yourself and rest when you need to.

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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And good for you asking for what you needed, i.e., asking to sit down.  It sounds like your boss does want to accommodate you when possible. The first day was probably the hardest, not knowing how you'd do.  Now you know you can do it!

pinky104
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I'm curious to know what the doctor said about the ibuprofen.  I was told that I should only take Tylenol during chemo.  I know when I worked in an ER, ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) were advised for muscle pain.  But I think ibuprofen can lower your red blood count, as it, like aspirin, can cause some internal bleeding in some people.

I still have peripheral neuropathy and I'm one month shy of being 6 years out from chemo.  It was really bad in the beginning, and it's not as bad as it was right after chemo.  I fell one day because I couldn't feel the edge of someone's driveway in the dark.  Most people don't have it as long as I've had it, maybe a year or less.  I hope yours goes away quickly.

Good luck at work. 

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I was also told to,only take Tylonal because others caused problems with blood clotting.

Lou Ann

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Pinky, I was also told to only take Tylenol and was given a prescription for Percoset.  But, when my liver started failing, my GP said no more Tylenol or Percoset even though I bleed very easy.  She said to use Advil, though, no more than two Advil a day because of my bleeding problem.  

Jana, I'm eight months out from chemo and I STILL have foot and leg pain almost every night.  I went through eight weeks of physical therapy, two to three times a week to work on the neuropathy and it's still there, although, not as bad.  I am hopeful at some time in the future it will totally go away.  I'm glad you had a good first day at work.  This d*mn disease is not for sissies - good thing we're all big tough guys!!!  LOL

Love,

Eldri

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Pinky - My oncologist let me take Advil.

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Ibuprofen was recommended to me for leg pain and the ache that goes with restless legs. No one has told me not to take Ibuprofen during chemo. I do try to only take it when I need it because of the possibility of internal bleeding, but I hate to give it up altogether because it's so much more effective than Tylenol for pain and inflammation.

janaes
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Im made it through my second day.  It was my darn back problems that is the worst.  I really think i would have been fine if it wasnt for that.  I went straight home to lay down.  My wonderful daughter brought me a ice pack and a drink of water.  It meant the world to me.  my bach hurt the hole time at work.  I did my job still but it sure wasnt fun.  Its hard because its the chemo i thought would hurt my job performance but its the back pain from the hysterctomy.  maybe i will have to go to a back doctor or something.  Any suggestions!! I dont want to have this pain forever.  The problem is is that i didnt have this back pain until last week.  what a bummer.  Edri it was nice to here from you.  I was thinking about you yesterday. 

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That was super nice of your daughter. Will you be seeing your doctor tomorrow during chemo? If so, let him know about the pain so that he can prescribe something for you. You shouldn't have to suffer! 

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Soup52
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I am definately in the minority, but I was able to take Aleve. This is probably because I have a tendency to clot. I hope you find something to control your pain.

janaes
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Im hoping to get a hot and cold back supporter today. No work today. just chemo.  Dont know really which i would rather do.  I guess im not picking.  It has to be chemo.  After i had ice on my back for a while yesterday i my back did feel quite a bit better.  About the same as it was feeling before i left work.  At least i know once i get home i can find some relief. 

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Janaes, Ice always helps my back. It helps with the inflamation. If you can use an ice pack many times a day, for a few days; it may get rid of your backache for good.  I hope chemo goes well for you today. Take care of yourself!

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

janaes
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I bought me a back support today after chemo. I put it on an it feels better.  I think im going to try it tomarrow at work.  Unfotionatly nothing i have tried in form of medication really hasnt helped me.  Ive tried alive and tylonal.  I forgot to ask my doctor on tuesday about taking extra milagrams. bummer!!!!!!  Thanks again every one for your support.  You gals are truely amazing.

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