I had my 7th ( and hopefully last) chemo on 7th December for Stage3 disease with no visible disease seen at surgery in September. I am due for my end of treatment CT scan in 2 weeks, check CA125 in 2 weeks and first review appointment with my oncologist mid-February. Thereafter I am on 3 monthly revieew(all being well).
Sine Christmas I have had really awful back, hip and knee pain which is intermittent but very painful and although I have arthritic joints anyway which are worse with the cold and wet, I have never had such pain as recently. I am now starting to worry - is this this a worsenin of my arthritis, is it something else entirely, is it chemo-related or does it mean that the cancer is back???
It is starting to get me down now. I am seeing my GP on Monday but am not hopeful of a satisfactory answer as she will probably just tell me to go back to the hospital .
Has anyone else had bad joint pain after finishing chemo ? If so, does it ever go away ? I have been waiting to start feeling better but instead feel like a really old woman who can't do any normal activities due to hip pain.
I would really appreciate any help you might be able to give.
Thanks a lot.