Oct 28, 2018 09:15PM sherrmue wrote:
Hi Dogmom1! I’m Sherri.
I have been treated for advanced BC for the past 8 years. I was ill and undiagnosed 2 years before that.
You will feel better. I swear. It takes time. Your body has just been through a wringer. I’ve learned over the years the power of our bodies to heal themselves and the strength of our life force. No special diets, simply basic good nutrition required.
It could be that you have some nerve irritation from chemo which will subside in time. I had been instructed to drink a gallon of water a day while on chemo. Can you believe it? I did. I had minimal nerve irritation which I attribute to all the water drinking. Your leg pain could be caused by any current med you are taking, but just as a possible help, you might trydrink lots of water each day for the next few weeks and see if it helps? It is unlikely to harm unless you have kidney disease or an electrolyte disorder. Ask your doc.
Did you take or are you taking a white blood cell stimulator. It’s usually given as an injection in the skin.These medicines can cause severe aches and pains. For me, it was my legs which hurt the most but also back, arms, pelvis. A woman I worked with was taking a medication for her type of cancer which she explained caused her legs to hurt so she could barely walk while on it. Ask your doc. Complain a lot to him/her. You deserve to be heard and treated for pain and to find the cause of your pain.
Treating the side effects of treatment is so important for functioning. Again, complain to your doc. If he/she won’t listen, get a second opinion or switch doctors in the practice. It’s your time and money, your life.
Delegate if you are able. While on treatment and during recovery being 50% on the ball is a miracle. You can’t be expected to be fully functional and yesterday is the time to enlist everyone in your life to give you a hand until you have recovered. If you are very independent like myself it is a real learning experience to let go and allow others to assist.
You will soon gradually begin to feel yourself and slowly forget what you have just been through. I’ve had so much treatment: surgeries, medications, imaging, blood draws, close calls, tests, biopsies over the years and I’m still here and feeling pretty darn good. So will you!