Apr 06, 2001 - 4:56 am
Is there anyone out there suffering with bone cancer? My bone cancer is secondary to my breast cancer but it is causing me the most PAIN. I have severe pain in my rib cage right under my left breast. Everytime I cough (not even hard) it feels like a big ball underneath the rib cage and it feels like it is moving. This lasts for over 5 minutes. During Chermo treatment it was 10x worse and all I could do was to holler out in pain and cry. this would last over 15 minutes. This area tends to stay swollen. During Chemo I also had to hurry and apply a heating pad to the area. although I ended up burning my skin on that whole side, it seemed that was the nly way to calm the pain down. I'm on a lot of pain medication, but nothing seems to cut it. The chemo (after getting thru the horror) seemed to reduce the pain quite a bit.
Now it seems the pain is in my left shoulder. It maybe from where I fall over and sleep on this shoulder but it feels more than that.