Jan 07, 2014 - 1:05 pm
I finished chemo Sept. 5/13. I developed a problem with pain in my glute and piriformis muscles and SI joints and some in my right quad muscle. Have had some physical therapy - ultrasound and electric stimulation which has helped. I had a hernia repair Dec. 23rd and it went well. This was caused by my initial operation Dec. 7/2012 to remove my tumor. So am off therapy and pain shots for a short time. I feel this muscle and probably nerve stuff has been caused by not using them during treatment. I have trouble getting out of bed, and getting up from a chair. Once I am up I seem to be able to walk but am using a cane and a three wheel walker. I have come to the conclusion it could take a few years to get over the radiation and chemo treatments. Seeing radiation caused one of my ureters to almost close, this not being able to get up quickly, has caused some bladder problems. I don't think this will go away until I solve the muscle stuff. I had my last scan Dec. 7 and I am clear. Next one will be in March. Am interested in knowing any physical problems people have had after chemo is over.