I totally agree Bev. I was so ready to have the whole ordeal over with that I just sped through treatment. I wish I would of asked other cancer survivors more questions, but I didn't reach out to anyone until after treatment.
Thanks Jill, I know I keep harping on the need for individual RESEARCH but it is so important to know that treating cancer into remission is NOT the end of the line. It's one thing to survive the disease but quite another to die from the treatment.
I had the same feeling at the time; I am having side effects from the chemo 3 years later, or so my doctor thinks; did you or do you know of anyone who had joint and muscle pain years after attributed to chemo? I am having some intense pain; will be going to a rhematoidologist soon....
Hi Susan, I have experienced frequent muscle pain in my legs and lots of good old, really painful "Charlie Horses" which I hadn't had since childhood. Nothing as serious as you seem to be experiencing though. I don't know if there is any connection to cancer treatment but there might be. Let us know what you find out at your appointment.
Thanks for the reminder. I started with a notebook and lists of questions but since then I have fallen into the "just do it and get it over" attitude. I have completed the two stem cell transplants but am still on Thalomid and don't even know how long I can expect this to continue because I won't ask the question because I don't want to hear the answer. Thanks.