I’m Not the Nervy Type, Even with Cancer

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Last Updated on December 12, 2022 by ADMIN-TOM

I’ve never had a problem with nerves. Never worried about anything. To me, life is too short to spend time worrying. But what I do have, I’m told, is a problem with the nerves in my left leg. Does that mean my leg is of a nervous disposition. Don’t watch a horror movie or your leg may twitch a lot!

No, it means my leg is in pain and the cause is something of a mystery. So, to reduce the pain, brought on by my chemo, I’m on Tramadex. And I’m on another pill that sounds like a peace agreement between goblins, elves and a pregnant dwarf from The Lord of the Rings – Pregabalin Accord. It’s a treatment for Neuropathic pain, and as such it ties in with damaged nerves from years of being a diabetic and secondary problems I’ve experienced in my left leg after a fall that broke seven ribs. One thing always seems to link into something else. My Lymphoma may well have been dormant in my body for years, and the fall and broken ribs could well have triggered the invasive growth which reached the level of 80% in my marrow. Now it’s down to 20% and one more push should bring it down to 5%, I hope.

That being the case, I can safely bet the Lymphoma will lie dormant from that point on. But could easily be triggered back into life and once more invade my bone marrow.

I just need to make sure I don’t fall down any cliffs.

Copyright © Tom Kane 2022

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