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When Enough Is Enough

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.  The effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16. I called the chemo doctor and he was fine with my decision to end the chemo treatments.  I just had a strange feeling that another treatment was not going to help me. I was already told after cancer surgery they removed all of the cancer.  The chemo treatments were just an extra preventive procedure to help try and prevent the reoccurrence of cancer.  No guarantees. No more chemo infusions and the end of Phase V. (Praise God).   Now I have one more phase to go through, Phase VI (chemo recovery). My prayer is that everything returns back to normal.  Hopefully, the neuropathy will go away, or at least the pain will decrease. Hopefully, I will be able to taste my food and be able to eat cold food.  Hopefully, I will be able to touch cold and hot items without causing pain to my hands.    I have not shared my driving conditions with my doctors in fear they would stop me from driving. Most people will probably not approve of my driving conditions. I would never put anyone or myself in any type of danger.  After my 11th chemo treatment, my neuropathy did not get better. Even after increasing the Gabapentin several times and adding another neuropathy medication. Explaining how your body is reacting to neuropathy is very difficult. My hands were tingling most of the time, my hands would only ache when it was cold or close to the heat. Regular room temperature was usually too cold for me, I was always covering up with a blanket.  I could walk, but I did not have feeling in my feet.  This is how I had to drive.

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