Jun 05, 2013 - 11:36 pm
I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma appx. 3 years ago, It's in remission but I know before the cancer I had no trouble with my back at all, but during the chemo my back became extremely weak and in alot of constant pain. I had other symtoms also, I ended up having pulmonary fibrosis and gastroparisis, I had the ABVD chemo treatment.
Most of the symtoms are somehwat better now 3 years later, but not normal. But my back is the ony thing that is not better at all, in fact it' worse.
I am 31 yrs old and I cant even take a shower standing up, I have to use one of those hosptial chairs and it all started with the chemo 3 years ago.
I have done physical therapy twice with no real help and my pain is so severe it makes me cry sometimes, but the doctors insist it's not from the chemo ABVD treatment
which is very confusing to me since I did not have this problelm before the cancer and chemo 3 years ago, and it has been an on going problem since then and getting worse, now.
All of the MRI's of my back look normal but all that means is there is no obvious lymphoma growing, but still I feel hopeless about this back issue, I am bed-ridden much of the time because of it and the doctors aren't doing anything.
I have done everything they told me, even tried acupunture.
I just want to know is there anyone at all who has had Hodgkin's Lymphoma or had ABVD chemo and experiances long term back pain and weakness not only during the treatment but for long term, even years after that last treatment as well?
If so, can you give me any advice?