Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby pollo65 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:26 am

Hi all, first let me say I am older than most on this site and I am stage 4 with more chemo rounds than I can count. I have basically the same joint problems with spinal degeneration and my onc did admit it is chemo caused. I do strength training for seniors and Tai chi for arthritis. Tai chi has helped immensely for flexibility and pain. My onc admits that chemo is hard on every organ but even worse on joints.
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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby peanut_8 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:06 pm

Here's a link to a video with some easy to do exercises for low back pain. I've done them and the do loosen up the muscles in the lower back and help with pain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqNnmC09eUU

peanut
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
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April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:16 pm

Hi peanut
Thanks for that link! Woke up this morning leg is still killing me can't put any weight on it this morning. Soon as it gets better i will try! I'm sitting with a bag of snow on it right now! I'm pretty new on this board how do you PM someone? Do you just hit that pm icon ?

Thank you so much maybe we can be yoga buddies!

Those low back moves definitely look do able I'm might even try them today! Maybe it will help with the leg!
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby Nik Colon » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:44 pm

MamaN wrote:Hi peanut
Thanks for that link! Woke up this morning leg is still killing me can't put any weight on it this morning. Soon as it gets better i will try! I'm sitting with a bag of snow on it right now! I'm pretty new on this board how do you PM someone? Do you just hit that pm icon ?

Thank you so much maybe we can be yoga buddies!

Those low back moves definitely look do able I'm might even try them today! Maybe it will help with the leg!

Pm, yep, the button or you can go to your Control panel or click the persons name

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:00 pm

Thanks you!
Know I know how to pm yeah!
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:17 pm

Hi pollo 65
At least you onc is honest with you aways a good thing. Mine not so much . That's great that your staying active and doing those things every little bit helps. I get I never had these problems pre chemo !
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:18 am

Just want to thank you peanut. My back is feeling better ! And I can finally touch my toes again after four and a half years . I love getting back some range of movement !
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:28 am

MamaN wrote:Just want to thank you peanut. My back is feeling better ! And I can finally touch my toes again after four and a half years . I love getting back some range of movement !


Hurray!
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:15 pm

Saw pt today ! Very nice! Good tips very gentle but now I need to use a cane...what !!! so I don't fall anymore and some strengthening exercises ,she wants me to get second opinion ... Cause the fisrt dr was an ass! He wasnt listening to me ! Still nervous about this.
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:18 pm

Good luck MamaN.
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:22 pm

Thanks peanut! Now I'm doing so many things to get back into gear!
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:23 pm

Double post
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc

Nik Colon

Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby Nik Colon » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:27 pm

Sorry for all the crap and the shitty docs. Is there anyone else you can see? Have you talked to palative care? Sorry, not sure what to do since I'm so new to this.

Oops didn't see previous posts. Sounds like you are doing better :) I responded to end of 1st page, I'm a dork!

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Re: Arthritis and hip and back pain after folfox

Postby MamaN » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:41 pm

That's all good. Just dealing with side effects. From chemo the gift that keeps on giving!
Dx@45 stage t3 n1b m unknown IIIB
Resected in 8/2010 rectosigmoid
5.5 tumor with 3 /26 lymph nodes
Lymph vascular invasion
Folfox sept 2010 to feb 2011
10 tx only stopped due to low wbc


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