Jun 01, 2010 - 10:57 am
Last year diagnosed with uterine cancer and had 6 rounds of taxol/carboplatin, plus sandwiched in middle 33 sessions of PELVIC radiation. Finished July 30, '09 and been feeling great outside of one area -- pain in buttock / hip area. It's not the end of the world but it does tend to come and go, possibly depending on my walking or start of running or even the way I do my yoga stretches...who knows???? I've read up on chemo and radiation and side affects are quite significant for many of us, and many docs have NO CLUE!!
Have checkups and cat-scans every 3 months, which completed one in March. Mentioned to my oncologist about this pain and he said NO --- NOT CANCER, since had my last cat-scan in December and showed nothing. He suggested I take Fosomax for increasing bone mass, as prime candidate for osteoporosis. After much research I decided to increase my weight-bearing exercises and increase calcium and Vit D3 intake. Give that a whirl for a year as that should help.
Knowing I'm scheduled for a Cat-scan and follow-up with oncologist in 3 weeks I called to suggest we do an MRI due to my pain. RN called back after conferring with the doc and he suggested I see my PCP. Boo hoo! I fired my PCP last year and not sure that will be my best option.
I've been to my chiropractor and without taking xrays thinking it could be a few things such as arthritis or bone spur, etc. But without testing how will I ever know how to treat.
Anyone ever or presently in my shoes can throw me some good suggestions? My next option is see my oncologist in June and convince him to approve an MRI. Then see what results show and at that point in time direct to whatever doc would help my issues. If I'm lucky, it's just inflammed due to arthritis. I hate to start the path of seeing doctor after doctor to figure out what's wrong. Plus my deductible is quite high and truly had to pay all of this out of pocket.
Thanks to all for some suggestions...