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coming off chemotherapy 2 years 5 months ago #2687694

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My wife has been on chemotherapy for almost three years, she has multi myeloma and the good news is she is in remission. Does anyone know if there are side effects coming of this treatment?
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coming off chemotherapy 2 years 5 months ago #2687714

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All the very best to your wife.
I had chemotherapy for a grade two breast cancer,it was 9 years ago,I don't remember any ill effects after finishing my treatment.I was very frightened for a long time,thinking it would come back,[still am sometimes] But every person is different of course,and each cancer is different and effects a person differently.
My regards to her.

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Thank you Rhett1
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coming off chemotherapy 2 years 5 months ago #2687816

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I have no knowledge or experience of this treatment, so this post is superfluous. Except to wish your Wife. Good Luck, Good Health and Well Done, Tony. (;;)

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coming off chemotherapy 2 years 3 months ago #2729597

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tonytungsten wrote: My wife has been on chemotherapy for almost three years, she has multi myeloma and the good news is she is in remission. Does anyone know if there are side effects coming of this treatment?
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How is your wife tony?

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coming off chemotherapy 2 years 3 months ago #2729635

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The only side effect my husband had was a good one. He got his taste buds back and began to enjoy his food.

I wish you and your wife joyful times ahead of you both.

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tonytungsten wrote: My wife has been on chemotherapy for almost three years, she has multi myeloma and the good news is she is in remission. Does anyone know if there are side effects coming of this treatment?
TT.


Any effects after chemo ends are most likely to be emotional ones....your wife will probably feel relieved, but may also feel anxious or uncertain about the future, some people find that they feel very low and emotional when they had expected to be able to put the cancer and the treatment behind them.......this time of mixed emotions should soon pass.

I wish your wife well.
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coming off chemotherapy 6 months 3 weeks ago #3158314

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I ended the chemotherapy about 6 months ago, and most side-effects are gone.

My hands couldnt stand the cold anymore, my fingertips really hurt when I touched something cold. I had to wear baking gloves to get something out of the deepfreezer, I couldnt hang the laundry, I just dropped things too cold.

My feet, specially my toes, were numb.

Now my hands are fully functional again, I go out with no gloves, as I used to before.

Only side-effect that lasts is my toes. But...slowly but steadily, the numbness is going.
They just signalize being cold, but when I touch them they are warm.
Guess that will find itself too, in time.

A friend of mine advised me to take a hard brush and brush my feet. First from the toes to the ankle, second from the ankle to the toes.
And rub them in with a waterless creme, and put some sneaker socks on.
Every night, before going to bed.

Good luck, Tony, I hope your wife will recover.

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coming off chemotherapy 6 months 3 weeks ago #3158331

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Annette wrote: I ended the chemotherapy about 6 months ago, and most side-effects are gone.

My hands couldnt stand the cold anymore, my fingertips really hurt when I touched something cold. I had to wear baking gloves to get something out of the deepfreezer, I couldnt hang the laundry, I just dropped things too cold.

My feet, specially my toes, were numb.

Now my hands are fully functional again, I go out with no gloves, as I used to before.

Only side-effect that lasts is my toes. But...slowly but steadily, the numbness is going.
They just signalize being cold, but when I touch them they are warm.
Guess that will find itself too, in time.

A friend of mine advised me to take a hard brush and brush my feet. First from the toes to the ankle, second from the ankle to the toes.
And rub them in with a waterless creme, and put some sneaker socks on.
Every night, before going to bed.

Good luck, Tony, I hope your wife will recover.






Good Luck Annette.

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coming off chemotherapy 6 months 3 weeks ago #3158371

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Thank you Jujo!

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