Mixed health

My walking had been getting better, but this last week, things have felt a bit odd. The upper parts of my legs seemed over-sensitive to touch. My hips feel tender. My heels are sore again and I walk like a penguin when I get out of bed in the morning; it is painful to put [...]

Radiotherapy on spine

My luck ran out. The day after the scan I got an unexpected call from the onc. Most areas were fine but the spine was a problem. It is crumbling and pushing out towards my spinal cord. So, I’m having 5 sessions of radiotherapy. They did the planning on the same day as the first [...]

Cycling - first time this year

I canhardly believe this - in February I was limping, yesterday I was able to get out for a bike ride in the sun. The radiotherapy has really helped me get my mobility back. I have a small area where the skin is damaged, but it hasn’t been sore.
I saw 9 ducklings, two butterflies and [...]

Blue badge for disabled parking

I don’t know whether the bone cancer is under control or not, so I’m starting to look at options if my mobility goes. Given that I have tumours in my spine and pelvis I need to be realistic. At work, I may be able to work on ground floor level or move rooms to where [...]

update on recovery

Finding it hard to know whether to take minor aches and pains in my hips, legs and shoulder seriously, or just shrug them off as I once would have done. Been having problems getting my prescription for bondronat, the chemist says the manufacturer has a shortage. hopefully they have found another supplier and have some [...]

radiotherapy - feeling benefits

The radiotherapy is finished and was very effective. The stiffness in my lower back has gone. I’m no longer limping and my hip feels fairly normal. I am not aware of any major aches or pains when trying to fall asleep at night. This has been a rapid improvement and hopefully the strength should continue [...]

radiotherapy to pelvis

Had first three treatments. The stiffness I was experiencing in my back has gone, and my hip is less uncomfortable, though its still quite hard getting up from lying down. Have been sleeping in the afternoon but don’t know if that’s a reaction to the treatment or because I’m not sleeping well. Things are improving.

bones fragile

Results of CT scan indicate damage to the pelvis, with the whole bone structure being quite delicate. Been warned not to jump and to be really careful until it has been strengthened. Booked in for 5 sessions of radiotherapy. This should help contain the damage and alongside bondronat, strengthen the area.
Taking things very gingerly. Waiting [...]

worrying.

Went to hospital last week and had an xray of my hip. Looks like damage due to cancer.
Since then had a CT scan, going to have a bone scan and booked in for radiotherapy. Started on bondronat, 1 tablet a day. Already feeling positive effects - this drug is amazing. Feeling down. Got to wait [...]

Had another check-up - still smiling

Been back for my 3-month check with the oncologist. Had a physical examination and there was nothing to cause concern. I don’t have to go back until the new year; I am so relieved. I’m looking in to having surgery on my ovaries, rather than the zoladex approach. My reaction to zoladex doesn’t seem very [...]