May 28, 2003 - 11:55 pm
Was diagnosed with lymphoma of the bone in my left tibia 9 months ago. Had 4 chemo sessions and 14 radiation treatments, ending 01/21/03. Have had pain and swelling ever since in my leg and foot. The foot pain is becoming crippling - the foot is numb on the outside but painfull in bed at night and hurts to walk on it during the day. Once in a while I have to use crutches to walk. Finally saw a neurosurgeon who thinks the problem is nerve damage from the radiation and prescribed neurontin a week ago. So far no positive results. I realize that it may take several weeks for the drug to work, but what are other possibilities if it doesn't work?