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Does anyone else who went through pelvic radiation have hips or bones that ache months after treatment?
I had 25 rounds of pelvic radiation for cervical cancer just under two years ago. The first few months after treatment were fine. But for the past year and a half, I have pain/aches in my hips and femurs. Mostly when I sleep. The aching wakes me up if I've been in one sleep position for too long. Then I have to rotate or lay flat...whatever feels better. I've also had this same painful feeling if I have walked for too long. I like to hike and walk the dog, but I start to feel it after about a half mile of walking.
This weekend I went on a solo road trip. The trip was 2.5 hours. But after 1 hour, my hips were killing me. I ended up getting out at 1.5 hours to walk and stretch and just stand up. So if I'm in any position for too long, the hips hurt. It sucks. I told my doctor about it this month and I get the same excuse, I mean reason, that I get every time. "Radiation caused that. It will go away with time." I have heard this line A LOT in the last year and a half. RADIATION SUCKS!!!
Does anyone else have bone pain caused by radiation? Did you get any good advice or find any tips or something to try to help with the pain? I'm just tired of being cancer-free but still dealing with long term side effects and sometimes feeling worse than I ever felt before cancer.