I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this? I have just had the most awful experience - I was shopping and suddenly had pain like a red-hot knife in my left hip. It was so sudden and bad I literally gasped out loud, and I consider myself to have a fairly high pain threshold after years of colitis and other problems. I started to sweat and hyperventilate and my breath was rasping- just from the pain. I had to abandon my shopping and leave. Getting into my car I thought I was going to pass out, then suddenly, as quickly as the pain arrived, it went. I just have a dull ache in both hips now.
To be honest I didn't read all the leaflets I was given and had no idea that radiotherapy can weaken your bones and cause blood supply problems. I am pretty shocked- so far I seem to be developing every side effect going and they withheld my chemo this week because of the severity of my symptoms. ( I still have 11 treatments to go,) they have asked me to stay in the hostel next to the hospital Mon- Thursday for the next two weeks as they are concerned I won't be able to finish the treatment with the horrendous 6 hrs daily travelling I have been enduring. The thought of the isolation, the lousy bed in the room and being away from my children just makes me want to cry .
i am so thoroughly fed up :(