Good afternoon everybody,
I am 7 months post transplant and recently posted on here a few months ago about fatigue after transplant. Well the fatigue issue is slightly better and don’t find myself quite so out of breath when walking. One thing is hindering me though, I am walking everyday but when sciatica kicks in that’s it, I hobble back home to rest. Some days are better than others and I am even able to mow the lawn and potter about the garden some days and I’m slowly replacing old decking and wheelbarrowing stones up and down the garden. However I am doing this mostly in pain and some days I just have to put my feet up. I’m having physio and am doing the exercises. The problem is that every morning I wake up with a painful lower back (above both hips) and aching thighs. For the last month or so stiff hands and fingers as well. It’s always painful to get up out of chair or bed but once I’m walking it eases off. I’ve had xrays and MRI scans but nothing is obviously out of place, only excessive wear and tear on lumber vertebrae from years of playing rugby. I’m seeing an orthopaedic anaesthetist in August to see if steroid injections may help. I’m not sure if this is transplant related or a normal back problem. Anybody else had these aching joints post transplant ?