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It seems that after a thorough examination by my Oncologist that I am suffering from Sciatica. There is also a possibility that I am suffering from a stress fracture due to radiation treatment that will take a couple of months to heal if that is so. It is a relief that they don't suspect its anything more sinister but believe me, it is a very painful condition.
I've had Sciatica before and its taken months to get right in the past. We seem to be prone to it in our family.
I'm hobbling around, sometimes with a stick and I'm trying to keep exercising as that apparently is the new way of dealing with it and not lying on a flat board like they used to do.
The pain killers make me feel sick but I can't manage without them.
I had lots of plans that I've now had to put on hold. In the meantime, I'm trying to carry on as normally as possible, allowing myself plenty of time for everything because I am now as slow as a slug.
I'd be interested to know what others do if they have this complaint. What has benefited you?