Apr 17, 2013 - 5:39 am
Is anyone dealing with this? I was diagnosed in April 2011 and had my treatments (chemo and radiation) through May and June. I was stage III so I had pretty intense radiation, including pinpoint to specific lymph nodes that were affected.
I have extreme low back pain, spasms (he says probably related to muscles trying to support joints), my hips are tight and always sore. The pain is constant, dull and REALLY uncomfortable. He examed me no signs of returning cancer in anal area, but did CT Scan to clear rectum and lymph nodes.
Just wondering if anyone required hip replacements down the road, or had problems walking, etc. I'm going to begin Les Mill's flow class (yoga, stretching, ti chi etc to work on flexibility).
MD says not much can be done, and that radiation side effects will continue. Any guidance will help! Thanks!