Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Not really "cancer" related

I went to see my PCP today about my chronic back pain.  She listened to my symptoms and history and looked at my back and she said I may have scoliosis!  She is sending me out for an X-ray just to see if there is a bone related problem.  I will be getting the bone scan on Thursday and well as the CT scan to check for the spread of cancer elsewhere in the body.  My mother and my brother both have back problems so this comes as no surprise to me.  My mother has osteoporosis and degenerating bones in her back and she is only 66.  My brother has chronic back problems too, but his might be related to something entirely different as he is so tall and thin.  I hope it is not scoliosis, but I am sure that this is something that is going to plague me for the rest of my life as it has been getting increasingly worse over time.  Good news however, hubby got me a nice recliner for the bedroom for $20 on Craigslist!  It looks brand new! 


  1. Linda I pray that those xrays tell them something can be done. Mine hurts constantly. I have degenerating disk disease along with other things. Helen

  2. you know scoliosis is not great, but it can be treated with physical therapy. But I know its just anothe thing to be bothersome during your treatment. I have slight scoliosis, that is not progressive. What really bothers me is my slipped discs in my lower back, now those can be very debilitating. If I stand too long, my back will go out and I will be in be for a week!!!
    I'm glad you got a great recliner for cheap!