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Aug 12, 2017 01:27AM
Aug 28, 2017 01:14AM
Scaredashell, how's your hip? Have you seen an orthopedist (regular or sports-medicine)? Your symptoms sound exactly like mine in early 2015 (before breast cancer). The sports med ortho did an ultrasound and found a big honkin' bursa over the precise spot on my hip from which the pain was radiating. He did a cortisone shot, which helped a bit. After I got home from a trip to Spain (where I was cane-dependent the whole time), I had an MRI which revealed I had a torn gluteus medius muscle. Did the math in my head and realized the pain started the day after I had shoveled snow and then walked 1/2 mi. ea. way through 3' snowdrifts to & from a Super Bowl party. It led not just to the muscle tear and bursitis, but also iliotibial (IT) band syndrome. Eventually, P.T., Flector and lidocaine patches, plus the shot, healed my hip (it took about a month).
And getting medical oncology advice from a nutritionist (BTW, anyone can call themselves a nutritionist regardless of credentials) is like getting nutrition advice from your hairdresser or fashion tips from your oncologist. (I'm not giving orthopedic advice, but rather urging that you seek it from an orthopedist).
Finally, any time I see a book, website, or article with the words “the Truth" in it, I hear the sound of rubber ducks in the distance. And it always turns out to be quackery. (Christofferson—not a doctor, biologist or nurse--is a disciple of Joseph Mercola, who is that rare quack who also is an MD). There is a thread on the Alternative forums about treating estrogen+ bc naturally. The Alternative forums, according to the Moderators, are not intended to be an endorsement of alternative or natural remedies, but rather a safe and non-judgmental harbor for those who choose to spurn conventional treatment. This forum is not, and calling out quackery, fakery, and woo here is fair game.
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)