May 25, 2004 - 9:53 pm
I was dx'd with cervical cancer in feb '02 @ age 37. Went thru 6 weeks of external radiation w/chemo, followed by a week of internal radiation.
After a sudden onset of lower back pain, I found out today that I have an "insufficiency fracture" of my pelvis. Apparently the radiation caused enough damage to the bones to weaken them to the point of fracturing "spontaneously" (I went to bed, rolled over in the middle of the night and had a shooting pain in my lower back that extended down the back of my leg).
My phys told me that they have had several women with this same problem. Other than prescribing pain meds to make me more comfortable as the bone heals (they say it will), there really isn't anything they can do.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? How have you handled it?
Please feel free to reply on this message board or to my e-mail: MHarnois@chorus.net.
God bless you all.