Topic: Bones, joints feet and gut are literally disintegrating.

Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss — Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Apr 25, 2022 06:48AM

Posted on: Apr 25, 2022 06:48AM

jbakerwebb wrote:

I had my 5th birthday December 19, 2021 after completing chemo and rad for IDC. Since I finished my treatments, my bones have made me an old lady. (Geez I’m only 63😂)


Anyway, I’ve had to have hip joint surgery, basal joint hand surgery, the arthritis in my big toe keeps me in pain constantly, my osteoporosis in my spine and neck has worsened, my tmj (another joint) is stirred up so much that I have no “bite” and have facial pain making eating difficult, chronic gastritis (compliments of chemo) and last week learned it has migrated up through and into my esophagus and the neuropathy drives me nuts. I’m thankful to have beaten this beast! Just wonder if anyone else has noticed that it plays havoc with your bones and joints, feet,gut and limbs?


I wish I would’ve had a heads up that chemo wasn’t done giving after that last bag!


your thoughts?

Jackie Lu Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/10/2016 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/25/2016 TAC Radiation Therapy 10/26/2016 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 25, 2022 08:55AM sadiesservant wrote:

Hi Jackie. Sorry you’re having so many issues but are you currently taking endocrine therapy? It’s been many years since I was initially diagnosed but for your stage would have thought Tamoxifen or an AI (Arimidex or Femara) would have been recommended. If yes, that’s more likely the culprit for arthritic issues.

Dx 4/2001, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+ Surgery 5/11/2001 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 6/7/2001 CEF Radiation Therapy 12/17/2001 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/20/2001 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2007 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2007 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 1/3/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/27/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/29/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 10/12/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other Chemotherapy 10/21/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2017 External Local Metastases 11/15/2017 Radiation therapy: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/19/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Radiation Therapy 8/2/2018 External Local Metastases 8/2/2018 Radiation therapy: Bone Radiation Therapy 11/5/2018 External Local Metastases 11/5/2018 Radiation therapy: Bone Targeted Therapy 10/10/2019 Verzenio Radiation Therapy 11/3/2020 External Local Metastases 11/3/2020 Radiation therapy: Bone Dx 1/22/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/4/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)

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