Jan 06, 2013 - 4:47 am
At 40 I was dx'd with NSC lung cancer, stage 1b. I had the full-blown surgery with my upper right lobe removed. That was in May of 2011. In March of 2012, another tumor was found behind my sternum. So I had another surgery. This one on the center of my chest. (They cut right down the middle, then both sides of my sternum.) Luckily,the tumor turned out to be benign.
Anyways, I've had issues with pain since the first surgery. It doesn't seem to be getting better at all. I take gabapentin, morphine, and oxycodone every day. I did physical therapy for about a year.
Has anyone else had pain last this long?