I’m told the twenties are some of the best years of your life. No complaints for the most part. At 26 I’ve been fairly lucky. About a month ago however, some fairly excruciating back pains starting make their presence increasingly permanent and increasingly intense. After a near 10 year search I finally found a primary care physician who understood my background (more on that in a later post). He’s an Internal Medicine practitioner at Park Nicollet, He’s been putting together a care plan catered to my unique medical and physical needs caused by the trauma of surgery, chemo and radiation 15 years ago. When he heard about my back pain, a little research caused him to spring into action.
Off to rheumatology
Apparently there’s research linking later bone density problems to survivors of childhood cancer who endured chemotherapy. For the most part I’ve been fairly lucky, I haven’t had to deal with many long term side effects yet. I’ll share a few with you in future posts. So, my angel doctor has me scheduled later today for a DXA scan. I’ll enjoy the company of middle aged menopausal women monitoring their osteoporosis. 🙂 It’ll be nice to have a baseline.