Starting about mid week last week I started complaining about a sciatica nerve pain shooting down the back of my right leg. This was actually one of the initial pains that originally allowed me to identify my cancer one year ago.
Mass General Hospital is a well oiled ship and I cannot speak highly enough for the care I receive there. Monday, after routine blood work for my Temodar treatment, my doctor scheduled me for a Lumbar / Sacral MRI. Tuesday morning my radiation oncologist called me into his office for radiation planning and later on the same afternoon I received my first treatment, radiating lesions in my Sacral spine responsible for this new sciatica pain. Today I received my second treatment and I should be finished by Saturday.
So it begins again! A new week, more radiation and hopefully some relief soon. We've been doing a better job managing my pain medicines and keeping me out of the hospital which is good, but it's been tough. I'm still very numb, moving around is getting increasingly difficult. My stomach is extremely bloated and, generally though I'm not in any pain, I am very uncomfortable.