I was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2013. Over the 4th of July weekend in 2013, I was experiencing a lot of discomfort and neuropathy. I felt frustrated and abandoned by my healthcare provider. I began researching life after chemo and discovered the Cancer Rehab program at Touro. I decided to send an email, and I received a call from Lilian O’Cain on Monday.
I have been in Touro’s Cancer Rehab Program for more than two years. The program has been so helpful to me. I enjoy the support system from the therapists and the other cancer patients. Before the program, I had a lot of numbness in my arms and hands from neuropathy. I currently only have numbness in my fingertips. I also don’t experience foot pain anymore. My pain and fatigue were at a 10 and it’s now at a 5. Thanks to the Rehab program, I am in a much better place.