Sep 15, 2005 - 1:21 am
I am 21 months post chemo (Taxol and Carboplatin) for stage 1c clear cell carcinoma of the ovary. All is well so far with my check ups. No sign of recurrence. Initially after treatments ended I started feeling better but seemed to be developing arthritus in a few joints. I went to physical therapy and it helped a lot. However now, nearly 2 years later, my energy levels are still low and I injure my ligaments and tendons at the drop of a hat, it seems. I am experiencing a fair number of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Anyone else experiencing this? I worked full time during chemo and that was pretty hard. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to continue working with the fatigue and pain. Some mornings I wake up and feel like I've been thrown down several flights of stairs. I also have a very hard time sleeping. Hot flashes and the like wake me, if I can even get to sleep. My Dr finally prescribed sleeping pills. But I hate to take medicine unless I have no other choice so one night in desparation I took a sleeping pill. All to no avail. It had no effect on me at all. I'm not really complaining. I would do it all over again if need be. I'm gratefull to be alive especially with the prospect of many years to come. Life is good. I'm just wondering if anyone else is having any of this? Thanks for the input!