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      SandiA

      I am in the same boat as far as the hip goes. Had radiation in 2015 and was just diagnosed with avascular necrosis, but they don't seem to want to operate. At least not yet, but I am tired of the pain and being at home..

      almost 3 years ago
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      My treatment was in 2005 and over the past couple of years my hips and pelvis have become very stiff and painful. I work out all the time, I'm in good condition but nowhere near as flexible as I was. Now, of course, being 63 likely has something to do with that but I know plenty of people my age who don't have this issue. Have any of you actually had your doctors confirm the effects of radiation on the pelvic area or is this another example of something we know to be true but has no backup from the medical community?

      over 2 years ago
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      Warrior3: I knew ahead of time (before radiation) that peeps that had pelvic radiation would often times have stiff and painful hips but BECAUSE my hips were titanium I figured I'd skate on that one. WRONG. Hips are stiff, very painful, can't maneuver without a cane. Cancer site still too sore to sit for long periods, and a "donut" doesn't help. Heat doesn't help, neither do cold packs. As far as doctors go: I was told to "learn to cope, this is as good as it gets." I was hoping someone on this site could offer something......
      So life goes on. I volunteer for a few things: I drive a number of women friends who have "issues" and need to get to appointments and don't have a program they can tap into for transportation, I shop for others, I joined a support group, I am available to hand hold, attend Dr. visits with some of my friends who have memory issues, listen, help out with Senior programs etc.. these are the things that "take me out of myself" and make me feel useful. OMG I NEED to feel useful. Having been a caregiver most of my adult life drives me on, even if I am totally exhausted by days end. Better exhausted by day's end than depressed from sitting around feeling sorry for myself. I might move slower: so what? I'm moving, I'm breathing. (If I fall on my butt I need help getting up, but a lot of us need a hand getting off the floor at my age LOL)

      over 2 years ago
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