Apr 16, 2002 - 5:39 pm
On friday 4/12/02, I had a 3 mo. exam by my onocologist's nurse practitioner. After telling her about my joint pain, especially in my feet, knees, fingers,hips and neck, she told me that "cancer pain rarely goes away." However, she did say that it may get better especially during the six mo. period after chemo. After that, it usually levels off. I ended my chemotherapy in 1/02 and am experiencing difficulty gettiing out of bed and rising from a chair or couch. Pain pills do not touch the pain. After I move awhile, I seem to feel better. She recommended using 'tea treat oil' on my feet, and 'glucosomatin sulfate with chondroitin' (3 tabs daily) for my joints. These can be purchased at a health food store.