Nov 26, 2012 - 9:11 pm
I had a double mastectomy with expanders on 10/28/11. Expansions were stopped during my rads from Jan 2012-March 2012. After some setbacks with a brain met I finally had the implants put in on 8/30/12. Over the last few months i have been having discomfort around my ribs just under the implants, and in the muscles around the middle of my back. It seems to be the same on both sides. I had the same back pain,even worse while the expanders were in.
When I was in the hospital a few weeks ago and no choice but to lye in bed in went away completely. Plus I have had PET, CAT and bone scans and chest x-rays that all look good. I am just wondering how long does the discomfort from the reconstruction last? And since I am totally paranoid about every little ache or pain--what do rib mets feel like?
I am going to see the doc on Wed to get results from latest issue with the brain met--Please pray for NED!!