I saw my gynae yesterday! As a result of the agonising sciatica I had had loads of blood tests, all systems are functioning well and I was spared the physical exam due to the pain! Next review in 3 months.
I also saw the senior physio and had neurological tests! He tells me that the pain is probably the result of the effects of chemo on muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves! He is recommending a different type of pain control using drugs that act on the nervous system like anti depressants (I had heard that vallium is used for pain control in people who are allergic to anaesthetic). He is also recommending another MRI to establish the extent of the muscle and nerve damage and, possibly, epidural injections. I can't help but wonder if this would have been so bad if I had not refused the epidural at the time of my last op!
Ah well! At least things are moving in a positive direction and I feel very well (as long as I stay on my feet LOL!)