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    Nebr78
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    i had strong doses of radiation on the side of my face and a lump on my chest.  Both lums are almost gone.  That has been 3-4 months ago.

    I am now almost an invalid. I am weak all the time. 24/7.And I mean really weak.  At times my whole body will tingle and feel like it is numb.  My ankles tingle all the time.  I walk with a cane.  If the whole body isn't tingling, the weakness is from waist down.  I can't do anything.

     

    i had strong doses of radiation on the side of my face and a lump on my chest.  Both lums are almost gone.  That has been 3-4 months ago.

    I am now almost an invalid. I am weak all the time. 24/7.And I mean really weak.  At times my whole body will tingle and feel like it is numb.  My ankles tingle all the time.  I walk with a cane.  If the whole body isn't tingling, the weakness is from waist down.  I can't do anything.

     

    Has anyone had this sort of side effect from radiation.  The Dr. said the 17-18 treatments were very strong.. I had golf ball size lumps.

    Of course I am stage iv melanoma.

    Doctors seem baffled.

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      Vermont_Donna
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      Dear NEBR78,

        I had some fatigue after both rounds of radiation but nto the tingling and extreme weakness you are describing. I am pleased with the response to yout tumors though, that they are getting smaller. Are you alone? Do you have any support services or family whoa re looking out for you, bringing in meals? I would keep asking the doctors. Have they checked all your labs recently??

      Glad you updated us even if you are terribly weak. 

      Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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      Vermont_Donna
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      Dear NEBR78,

        I had some fatigue after both rounds of radiation but nto the tingling and extreme weakness you are describing. I am pleased with the response to yout tumors though, that they are getting smaller. Are you alone? Do you have any support services or family whoa re looking out for you, bringing in meals? I would keep asking the doctors. Have they checked all your labs recently??

      Glad you updated us even if you are terribly weak. 

      Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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