Feb 22, 2004 - 8:11 am
Hi, as many of you know I had ovarian cancer, surgery Jan03 and chemo through July03. I then dealt with 2 lymphoceles, that filled most of my abdomen. They would get so large that I looked pregnant - finally a drain was put in and twice a week they did chemical washes, November they pulled the drain... it was getting too risky.
Here is my problem now. I have have been dealing with back pain. Some days worse than others .... and I figured it was just part of the recovery process and on Feb 12 04 - told my Dr and he said it was probably just from pressure from the lymphoceles. On friday it gradually got worse and by saturday my husband had to help me up and down. We made a trip to the emergency room as the pain was so extreme it put me in tears everytime I tried to move. Unfortunately we went to the Princeton Hospital not the U and they filled me full of morphine... 3 shots of 4cc's to get it under control and sent me home with percocet. Well while under the morphine the pain was more tolerable but this morning I still can't get up or down or bend.... it is awful.
Has anyone ended up with a back problem? I feel like my back blew out. I told Randy maybe it's not connected to the cancer or lymphoceles and it is my vertabrae and nobody wants to check it out. I am going to start missing work again and can't really afford that. Please let me know if any of you have suffered this bad. It is in my lower back right in the center. Thanks Much BonnieRose