• 30 days ago

    Advanced RA after chemo

    At 58 I was diagnosed with breast cancer after I had been healthy my whole life. Always ate healthy, exercised and took care of myself. I had a triple negative advanced ductal cancer that required strong chemotherapy.I went through that with flying colors I had radiation I suggested testing for the BRCA gene to my oncologist which unfortunately I tested positive for,went to physical therapy but after the chemotherapy treatment I developed advanced rheumatoid arthritis. The chemo ate through the Cartlidge in both of my hips so I had a left anterior hip replacement and the next month I had a right anterior hip replacement. I have never felt such excruciating pain in my life as I did with my hips when I could not walk they were bone on bone. I used a walker and a cane now I feel terrific! Need new knees next but want to put it off as long as I can, 8 surgeries I’m 63 and trying to live “normal”.