I wasn't sure about posting this but I think I need to get it off my chest! Looking through posts a lot of us seem to have different aches and pains and it so hard to know if it is normal or not. When I read most of the niggles seem to be from having chemo and rads.
I had a radical hysterectomy and lymph node removal 8 months ago. I had my last check up on Monday and tbh I was really worried, crying you name it. I think because I just want to get back to normal and move on from this cancer. I have been told (fingers crossed) I have a good chance of the surgery curing me and no further treatment. I have swelling in my groin and numbness in my thighs still but I can live with that. Lately I have been trying to shift a few pounds I put on after surgery and get in to a gym routine but in the last couple of weeks my back has been a bit sore and I have a pain in my left hip (Urgh). I can put this down to the gym but I havent been for a week and I still have it! I saw the consultant on Monday and through my tears told him my worries but he was well let's see what it's like in 3 months, which I get. He had the usual "look and feel" and all seems on track but I ask what are the reaccourance symptoms and he tells me back aches, swelling in the leg etc to which I say I have! So I leave not feeling very reassured at all. Today my hip is niggling and it's complete mental torture thinking is it back or is that I need to move more and get off frigging Google!
My husband and I made the decision to keep my diagnosis private and have only told a few people as we have two teens and I didn't want to worry them with the hope that they don't need to know and be burdened with the worry. So, i sometimes feel I don't really have anyone to talk to about it so my private torture goes on. I am sure all who have been given this diagnosis have that. I so want to be upbeat and just get on but all as I can think is what if. I go on holiday in just over two weeks so have decided to see if it goes by time I come back and if not to go back to see the consultant.
My question is - are they any ladies on here who haven't had the rads and chemo experience backache or hip pain?
Thank you ladies for listening x