Jan 07, 2012 - 8:13 pm
I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the fall of 2008 - follicular B cell, stage 1, in my right lower pelvis. It appeared as a lump a little smaller than an egg on my upper thigh. Not particularly painful, but I knew it was not normal.
I received 18 IMRT zaps of radiation. I had no immediate side effects. After the zapping, I would go to the gym and do my normal workout. I thought how lucky am I!
Then about 2-3 months later, the slight peripheral neuropathy I felt in both feet started to get worse. For the past 3 years it's gradually getting more debilitating - more tingling and burning especially in my left foot, (NOTE: Not the side the cancer was on.)
My oncologist swears it's not a side effect of the radiation; she also swears that she has not experienced another patient still having pain at the radiation site.
I am not convinced she is right . . .