Dec 30, 2012 - 2:17 pm
Hi everyone! I am new to the discussion board. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what bone mets feels like? In July 2011 I was diagnosed with a 5.2cm mass, it attached but did not penetrate the chest wall, It did spread to the skin and only 1 node was positive. IDC er/pr-, her2+++, stage 3a. I did 12 weekly doses of taxol/herceptin, 6 AC every two weeks. 35 rads, another 15 does of herceptin every 3wks, double masc, reconstruction using thigh muscles(rare). I just finished my herceptin about a month ago and was released for a 3month return visit. I have been getting intense pain and constant soreness in very specific spots on my ribs. It hurts all the time. My right shoulder and hip hurt as well. I feel like a hypochondriac and don't want to call my onc since it's only been a few weeks since I was released. I also have lupus so the hip pain could easily be that. I get alot of bone pain from the lupus, although this is soooo specific to certain spots that I am very nervous. I was just wondering if anyone can tell me what bone mets feel like. I have looked online and can only find "bone pain." I was thinking maybe I should go to regular GP and ask for a chest xray. I would really appreciate any input. Thank you.