low back pain
I am totally freaking out right now. I completed all my treatment almost a year ago. So looking forward to that milestone. Approximately a month ago I started experiencing low back pain & right hip pain. I attributed it to being on a long road trip in our motorhome, sleeping on a bad mattress and LOTS of walking. I also have a long history of back pains and seeing chiropractors. The pain also felt like it normally would with any of those complaints. However, it hasn't cleared up this time. I was going to just go to a chiropractor again but after researching a bit on Dr. Google. I became concerned with mets, and herniated discs. So to err on the side of caution I didn't go to the chiropractor and instead called up my MO. They want to have me do an MRI just to check it all out. So now I am really scared. I know they are just being careful and it's what I want for them to do but it just raises that level of concern with me. Since my treatments ended I've also been diagnosed with arthritis in my fingers. So perhaps it is just more of chemo's little gifts. I was triple negative so I do not take any hormone therapies so it can't be due to that. The pain doesn't wake me up at night. But it definitely hurts more in the morning, as is typical with most back pain. It also feels better with exercise (dance class and walking). Ibuprofen does seem to help in varying degrees depending on the day. Other then the back pain I feel great. I did get PcR with my treatments and the dr said 95% that I would be just fine. So my odds are certainly in the pro side. Am I over thinking this all? I'm sure there are a lot of you out there that have had a scare and it was nothing ... right?!?!?!!