Troubling long-term effects of treatment -Lorna (B)


In some cases, this sense of permanent change was associated with persistent physical symptoms as Lorna explains.

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I guess one of the things you can say is your normal has changed. It’s a new normal now, this big vein here where all that stuff went up was really bad. It’s still bad but that kind of scared me. I thought it looks like it’s going to break. They said it’s a new normal, my arm swells up. I do get really bad cramps in my back and in the front where this is, where the cancer was, so I guess they’ve… I don’t know what they’ve done to the muscles. They’ve obviously cut some of them. Then my arm, this arm is numb here from it. Chemo left me with numbness in one toe on each foot.

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