May 08, 2009 - 1:42 pm
About 5 years ago I was moving to another province in Canada and woke up before the move with a pain in my lower back from HELL. Well, several trips to the ER later and they diagnosed me with lower back degenerative disease/arthritis. I had an autologus bone marrow transplant back in 1991 with total body radiation and before the treatments the radiation tech told me the side effects years later may be early arthritis/cataracts and something else I can't remember now. lol. Someone on this late effects board mentioned wrist degeneration too and I don't know if it's only radiation that can produce this issue or not. Chemo? not sure.
I am dealing with many side effects from the treatments - 20 years out now - most I have posted on the board before. Anyone wanting to talk to me about this subject let me know.
All the best.