Mar 10, 2014 - 10:36 am
I started chemo in December, 2013 and just finished my 5th chemo cycle (Taxol and Carboplatin) on 2/28/14 for UPSC, stage 111A. The last couple of months I have been experiencing severe back pain when standing/walking for 15 minutes or so. Even swimming brings on unbearable pain. I had an MRI which showed degenerative changes in my lumbar spine; not a surprise since I am 61-years-old. I think that perhaps the Taxol could be aggrevating my pre-existing back problems and wonder if anyone else has experience severe hip/back pain upon walking or standing while getting chemo. I will be getting an epidural shot on 3/13/14 and can't wait to get some kind of relief other than using pain medication. Also, this 5th cycle of chemo just about did me in! I had to miss work because I was so exhausted, weak and nuseated. I went to bed immediately after dinner each night last week as I couldn't stay awake.
Tomorrow, I will be talking to my gyn-oncologist about radiation treatment. If you have been diagnosed with stage 3A UPSC and have had radiation treatment, please let me know the details of your radiation treatment. Thanks for all your help and I hope you all have a wonderful Monday.