Hi. I haven't been here for a while but wrote previously because I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis and 2 vertebral fracture's with severe pain but now have awful pain and swelling in my knee's and my right knee periodically gives way . I asked last year for a DEXA Scan when the fracture's showed on an Xray and thinning of the Pelvic bones was diagnosed when stomach problems were being investigated. Nothing was done about the DEXA until my Dr. arranged one, again at my request, in February and I have been told that there is an 8 month waiting list! Does anybody else have these problems with knee's and what is the best thing to do for the pain. I'm on Opioid pill's, Fentanyl patch 12mcg and 5 ml Oramorph a day for stomach problems and the Oramorph for the spine pain and I have had an upper right Lobectomy for lung cancer and am in remission just now. Just a wreck really.....physically but in my head I have stuck at 28 ! I am so tired with this breakthrough pain though.
I was told a few month's ago that the Xray of the fracture's had shown cancer and the Dr. said that he " would be with me till the end " and then 5 day's later I had a phone call to say that it wasn't cancer but Osteoporosis. Long story and I really don't trust our hospital! The same thing happened with the lung cancer and they left me for 15 month's with a tumour on my right lung and no treatment. They didn't tell my G.P. or me about the tumour until I had pneumonia and was ambulanced in to hospital and I was asked why I hadn't had treatment for the tumour ... I didn't know I had one. I often wonder whether that has contributed to the state I'm in now because before that I walked our dog's for 2 - 3 hour's a day but after the Lobectomy I seem to have quite a few health problems and can't go for walks any more because of the pain in my spine and now my knee's. Does anybody have any suggestions as to how I can deal with the pain? Sorry to waffle ! Thank you for listening! Take care all . Danni