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    Hi Carol, its Kathlene again I forgot to mention another deteriation I am experiencing for the past 4 years I have had lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) same side where I had radiation. My family doctors report was that in 10 years I'll be needing a new elbow and hip.

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    Kathlene wrote on carolk2222's wall

    Hi Carol, I had Hodgkins 21 years ago @ 21yr of age and exactly 1 year later I was diagnosed with it again same place, it was in stage 3. I had chemo and bone marrow/stem cell transplant and radiation. I am a cancer survivor for 20 yrs. I have been suffering with pain in the neck and shoulder (the same side where I had radiation), my shoulder slopes and my neck drops. My family doctor prescribed me fluoxitine and morphine for the pain. I don't take morphine unless its really bad. I live in BC Canada so if you hear of new treatment please let me know.

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      Kathlene did you read my cancer story? Sounds like you could have muscle deterioration like I do from the radiation. it can show up 3-30 yrs after the radiation treatment from the way they gave it way back then. They give the radiation differently now so hopefully that won't happen. It is rare for this to happen but does in a small percentage of patients.I have the dropped head syndrome that you mentioned and seteriorated muscles in my neck and back where the radiation was given for a mass in my chest.

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