Apr 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm
The last week Bill has been experiencing some pain on both sides of his rib cage. Almost like a muscle pain as if he pulled something, but he hasn't been doing anything physical. I'm wondering if it could be related to radiation as it is in more or less the same spot on the right and left side of his ribs. Anyone have any experience of anything like this?
He is almost 4 weeks out from the last radiation and chemo and we will be heading back in a little under 2 weeks for the full battery of retests. We were warned that the radiation can continue to keep working in the body and that he might feel worse before he felt better. That has definitely proved true. He never once threw up during treatment but has done do several times since. Usually in the morning - we wonder if it is taking the painkilling medicine on an empty tummy, but he has to take it to be able to eat as his esophagus is still so painful. A real catch 22 situation.
He is also noticeably shorter of breath. He is always a bit short of breath because of damage from a blood clot, and is on blood thinners. Anyone else have issues with shortness of breath after radiation?