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Mariannemm
Mariannemm Member Posts: 136
What does it feel like when BC spreads to your bones? I have had a painful spot on my skull for 7 months. Finally got the onc to do a bone scan. That happened today so no results until Monday, going to be a long weekend. I also have some pain in my lower back. I was stage 3 with 12 positive lymph nodes. I think I had a good reason to request the scan! I am not over reacting, I have waited so long, it wasn't going away. The pain I have on my skull, I can feel when I comb my hair, shampoo and if I poke around the area. I am a little stressed out about it!

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  • New Flower
    New Flower Member Posts: 4,294
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    Sending positive thoughts and prayers
    Hopefully your scan will come back clear.
    Sorry that you are in pain, please try entertaining yourself while waiting for results. Having Stage III and positive nodes is not an ultimate conviction for advanced cancer.
    Hugs
  • TraciInLA
    TraciInLA Member Posts: 1,994 Member
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    Sending positive thoughts and prayers
    Hopefully your scan will come back clear.
    Sorry that you are in pain, please try entertaining yourself while waiting for results. Having Stage III and positive nodes is not an ultimate conviction for advanced cancer.
    Hugs

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    Doing my best to bump up all of yesterday's posts, past those of last night's spammers, so they don't get lost.
  • ladyg
    ladyg Member Posts: 1,577
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    I think it is
    normal to be worried. Once cancer strikes it makes us worry about every ache and pain. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and hoping for good results.

    Hugs,
    Georgia
  • grams2jc
    grams2jc Member Posts: 756
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    Sorry, so far bones I don't have
    Brain, lung, lymph nodes I do. My primary care doc and I have a 2 week agreement. I see him or my MO and we check out anything going on for 2 weeks. You have to be a really strong lady to have gone this many months with this worry and pain.

    I am hoping and praying for results other than mets,

    Jennifer
  • Texasgirl10
    Texasgirl10 Member Posts: 668
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    grams2jc said:

    Sorry, so far bones I don't have
    Brain, lung, lymph nodes I do. My primary care doc and I have a 2 week agreement. I see him or my MO and we check out anything going on for 2 weeks. You have to be a really strong lady to have gone this many months with this worry and pain.

    I am hoping and praying for results other than mets,

    Jennifer

    No bone mets
    But I do have mets to my aortic arch and the pleural space between my lungs. I will pray for a clean scan for you. Please let us know as soon as possible what your results are.

    Hugs & God bless,

    Dawne
  • RozHopkins
    RozHopkins Member Posts: 578 Member
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    Hi
    You totally did the right thing. As far as I know I dont have any spread of cancer but I also wonder constantly what would mets feel like in the bones. I have aches and pains etc. I think it would be a miracle if every cancer cell was blocked, it only takes one to travel. Depressing, but sure this is a normal fear. Hoping when Tamoxifen is done with my exercise regime will pay off health wise and the weight will drop off, the change should by then be complete too..........
  • missrenee
    missrenee Member Posts: 2,136 Member
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    Hi
    You totally did the right thing. As far as I know I dont have any spread of cancer but I also wonder constantly what would mets feel like in the bones. I have aches and pains etc. I think it would be a miracle if every cancer cell was blocked, it only takes one to travel. Depressing, but sure this is a normal fear. Hoping when Tamoxifen is done with my exercise regime will pay off health wise and the weight will drop off, the change should by then be complete too..........

    I do have bone mets
    Diagnosed with invasive ductal ca, Stage 3C, 10 positive lymph nodes in December, -09. Just re-diagnosed in January of this year. My oncologist also has the 2-week rule--anything unusual hurting for more than 2 weeks--call her. I had some pain off and on in my back--nothing excrutiating--just kind of annoying--like a toothache. I mentioned it to her and she wasn't too concerned, nor was I. She said bone mets are typically constant, don't go away and pretty severe.

    Well, we decided to do testing anyway. After the total body bone scan showed my T-12 vertebra to be lit up like a Christmas tree (not good), we did an MRI, bloodwork, CT scan and PET scan. Because of the likelihood of bone mets at T-12, they then did a bone biopsy of that vertebra. Came back positive for bone mets in T-12, as well as scattered in my spine and pelvis. We were all shocked beyond belief.

    I am not saying this is what is happening with you, but you were right to have this checked out--you are certainly NOT over-reacting. I have learned that cancer and metastasis follows no typical pattern with anyone. We can never really be sure of what is going on until we have the proper tests done.

    I'm not going to tell you to try not to worry--that can be impossible, but I'm glad you had your test done and I will pray that it comes back negative.

    Hang in there and please keep us posted.

    Love and hugs, Renee
  • Ritzy
    Ritzy Member Posts: 4,381 Member
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    ladyg said:

    I think it is
    normal to be worried. Once cancer strikes it makes us worry about every ache and pain. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and hoping for good results.

    Hugs,
    Georgia

    Praying that you will get
    Praying that you will get good results today.


    Sue :)
  • Mariannemm
    Mariannemm Member Posts: 136
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    Test came back clear....
    So happy to report there is no evidence of disease. Thank you all for your kind words of support. Most people try to act like they understand but they really don't! You guys get it! Happy Day!
  • SlowRollin
    SlowRollin Member Posts: 75
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    Great News!
    So happy that your tests came back clear. Awesome news.

    Praying that the pain on your head is nothing serious.

    Tony
  • jennytwist
    jennytwist Member Posts: 896
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    Great News!
    So happy that your tests came back clear. Awesome news.

    Praying that the pain on your head is nothing serious.

    Tony

    YAY!
    So glad eveything came back clear!
    -Jenny
  • missrenee
    missrenee Member Posts: 2,136 Member
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    YAY!
    So glad eveything came back clear!
    -Jenny

    That is wonderful news!
    I'm so happy for your great report. Kick up those heels and celebrate!

    Hugs, Renee
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
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    Test came back clear....
    So happy to report there is no evidence of disease. Thank you all for your kind words of support. Most people try to act like they understand but they really don't! You guys get it! Happy Day!

    Congrats on your good
    Congrats on your good report!


    Hugs, Diane
  • LoveBabyJesus
    LoveBabyJesus Member Posts: 1,679 Member
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    Your Results
    I read your post and got concerned. I don't have mets, but I was hoping and praying that you would get good results. And you did!!! I am so happy for you.

    Perhaps they can prescribe something for the pain? Do you exercise often? You'd be surprised how much it can affect our body, not to exercise. Whatever you do, I hope you feel better soon.

    May you continue to get "CLEAR" results, now and always.

    Hugs
  • Texasgirl10
    Texasgirl10 Member Posts: 668
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    Your Results
    I read your post and got concerned. I don't have mets, but I was hoping and praying that you would get good results. And you did!!! I am so happy for you.

    Perhaps they can prescribe something for the pain? Do you exercise often? You'd be surprised how much it can affect our body, not to exercise. Whatever you do, I hope you feel better soon.

    May you continue to get "CLEAR" results, now and always.

    Hugs

    Yay
    Im so glad to read that the scan came back clean, praise God! I know this is such a relief to you & your family.

    Hugs & God Bless,

    Dawne
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
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    Great News!
    So happy that your tests came back clear. Awesome news.

    Praying that the pain on your head is nothing serious.

    Tony

    Clear! What a great word to
    Clear! What a great word to read! Congrats!


    Hugs, Kylez
  • laughs_a_lot
    laughs_a_lot Member Posts: 1,368 Member
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    so glad
    you got an all clear.