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*** UPDATE *** Wierd stuff always happens to me.....what's up with that??????? LoL...

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idlehunters
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Well, as most of you know I am sitting in a hotel in the middle of getting Cyberknife. Yesterday morning I woke up and was having pain in my rib area under my left breast.. I thought maybe I had slept on it wrong or maybe I had slept on the remote control...it was bruised feeling like that. I just blew it off and went about my business. As the day progressed into the evening I noticed it was getting worse. By this morning, it hurt when I moved certain ways and if I breathe too deep and when I press on that area. What??????? I thought back on if I have had any trauma to that area and I did about a week ago. Some guy..a VERY large man....who I have not seen in over a year....I ran into...and he was so happy to see me that he literally picked me up..hugging me..and swinging me around....he hugged me so tight I about passed out...I couldn't even talk to tell him to stop. When he stopped...it took me a minute to regroup before I could even yell at him. Dang big arse dude didn't know his own strength. He didn't mean to hurt me but IT HURT!!! Anyway, the hurt only lasted about 30 minutes and then went away so I didn't think no more about it.

I told my rad onc at Cyberknife today. He examined me. He is doing a ct scan tomorrow morning. He said it is one of 3 things. He said that man could have broke a rib and it has been swollen which has padded the break and now that the swelling has gone down I am feeling the break..OR...I have concrete in 2 of my upper vertebrae in my back from where I broke my back last year.....that man may have squeezed me so tight that it broke loose some of that concrete and now it is pinching a nerve...OR...I have bone mets. What the hell???? Are you for real???? LOL. Oh my god...I just can't friggin believe this!!!!

So, here I am hoping and praying I have a broken rib..... How retarded does that sound? LOL. My husband is so mad at that guy but its not like he did it on purpose. He has apologized over and over. Hell, it may not even be from him. I will know for sure tomorrow and will let you guys know. I just can't believe these stupid things happen to me!

Room service is knocking... LOL.... Later

Jennie

UPDATE>>>>> Ribs are just badly bruised...thanks to all you well wishers!!!! Love ya!

lauragb
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Well, let's hope it's nothing major but all those things you've named are painful.
Is it possible somewhere along the way, your lung got punctured and you have a pneumothorax. I had that happen when my port was inserted, hurt like hell. Finally showed up on a Pet scan but anyway, this is about you. I'm praying for a bruised rib for you.

Laura

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Yes..... I didn't even think about the rib being bruised...that wud be best case scenario!!! Here's hoping for bruised ribs!!

Jennie

janie1
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That guy did a number on you. I am so sorry. You don't have bone mets.
I thought only I was a MAGNET TO IDIOTS. Seriously, I have to watch out for people all the time so that they don't elbow me, back into me, everything. Last week was on a train at the airport (after days of trying to NOT get my port and HAI pump rammed into by spastic, psycho people). I let my guard down for **2 seconds ** and a 5'10" 230lb. woman didn't "hold on" on the train, and when it started moving, her body slammed into mine. She was pushing on my pump, while I was pushing her back.....it was each woman for themselves!!! Sooooo frustrating!!
Sorry you have to deal with that, too.

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idlehunters
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Well...sounds like you have luck about like mine..lol...... I can't believe how careful I have to be "with me" these days.

Jennie

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karen40
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Wow,that is some weird stuff. I pray the rad onc is wrong on all three counts and it's something much less serious. (so you don't have to keep hoping it's a broken rib) Did you get pain meds? I hope that the pain doesn't interfere with you enjoying that room along with it's room service. I'll be thinking of you as you finish up Cyberknife.
Karen

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oh Jennie,i am so sorry. i am hoping for a bruised rib for you. that sounds crazy but you know what i mean. ; ).i hope for your friends sake too. poor guy was so excited to see you, now he has to live with the fact he may have "broke" you.

good luck my friend,
judy

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Geez can you even catch a break while you are going through this treatment. I'm sure the guy didn't mean it, but I'm sure if he hugged you that hard, it could have done something. With all the radiation and chemo that you've had, the bones, I'm sure, get weaker and as you know that by the bone deteroriation in your teeth so I'm sure it could happen all over the body. I'm sure that it's just bruised or wrose, broken. I'm confident it's not bone mets as you probably would have felt it sometime ago, fingers crossed I'm right :) Praying that all will be well. Chin up dear friend. Will wait for your results.

Hugs! Kim

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Why am I not surprised?

LOL!

Jen, you know it's not a bone met...sounds like Door #1 or Door #2 sounds more likely...usually in life there is "Cause and Effect."

When you add it up, it sounds like you excited the guy so much, he broke a rib, LOL!

He11, you never hug me like that:)

Jennie, you're a 'train wreck' and I just can't stop lookin' at you - but you know I still love ya'.

Hope that is all and you will be okay...you might have been born under a bad sign? If you didn't have bad luck - you'd have no luck at all:)

LOL!

Ok, I'm skee-daddling outta' here...

-Craig

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goodluck with the rib.
I hope the pain eases up for you.

hugs,
pete

smokeyjoe
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WHEW!!! Hate to say congratulations on having bruised ribs....BUT CONGRATULATIONS ON HAVING BRUISED RIBS!!!!

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Buckwirth
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Still don't know how. What I can suggest is staying away from comedy clubs ( it hurts like #### when you laugh)!

Happy to hear it was nothing more serious,

Blake

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jjaj133
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so glad to hear this. i am sure your friend is too!
very gentle hugs, Judy

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Hi Jennie,

I'm glad to read your update & hear you're "only" bruised. Geez- that man obviously didn't know his own strength. I hope he has a clue now & is much more gentle when greeting and hugging people in the future. Bruised or sore ribs can be very painful- I've found that out firsthand lately. I have such a time with spasmodic coughing that I'm constantly pulling rib muscles & it will hurt so bad that it will hurt to breathe even. Enough to have me on pain meds for it.

Anyhow- no broken bones and definitely no bone mets there (what a relief, but your doc shouldn't have even said that option- they should know how upsetting hearing that would be)

So I think you'll be good as new in a couple of days!

Lisa

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mom_2_3
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Thinking of you Lisa.

lauragb
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I am so happy you're okay. I say, "yikes" to overzealous hugs. You
don't need anything extra to worry about.

Light your way.
Laura

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Man, I just can't believe how much this hurts. Last night I woke up about 4am and was having a hard time breathing. It really scared me. Enough to call the doctor. He told me to take an Aleve and put an icebag on the area. Within 30 minutes I was feeling much better and drifted off to sleep. As today progresses it seems to get worse and worse.... looking forward to taking that Aleve tonite. I have some Vicodin but the Aleve work better. I don't know how many Aleve I can safely take. The bottle says 1 every 12 hours but I sure could use it more frequent than that. Those nsaids have some terrible possible side effects...stomach bleeding????? EWE!

Hey Lisa...... I sure wish you could get some relief from that darn coughing. Praying for you girlfriend!

Y'all have a great evening :)

Jennie

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LivinginNH
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Hi Jennie,

I'm so sorry that you're hurting so much, but I smiled broadly when I read that it was just a bruise. :-) I hope that you're feeling better soon!

Hugs,

Cynthia

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mom_2_3
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Jennie,

Glad to hear that you know the cause of the pain and I hope the hurt subsides soon.

Amy

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