Hi, I'm only 1 1/2 years from a stage 1 diagnosis, and I find it very hard to believe I could have recurrence, but I'm at a loss. I have had lower back pain since October (7 months). I have never experienced back pain before And I can't think of anything that would have caused it. At first, It would come and go and I attributed it to a new office chair I was using at work. I changed the chair and the pain continued to come and go, I attributed it to long days of sitting at work, so I tried taking standing/stretching breaks every hour.
Over the past few months, it has become constant, and now I'm at the point where I have to sleep sitting up in a fetal position, and It's very hard to do any activity. Even walking too far is painful. I tried light stretches and could barely walk the next day.
I'm 47 and normally an active person. Now it's been months of inactivity.
It's a dull pain, not sharp at all. My glutes and hips are also starting to hurt now - I think from compensating for my back.
I tried to make an appointment but my oncologist hasn't called me back. He's limiting appointments because of COVID.
I can't imagine my cancer would come back so fast, but I'm really starting worry. I can't think of anything else that would cause this Has anyone had a similar experience? I just started back up on tamoxifen. I'm wondering if it could be that?
11/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
2/13/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left)
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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