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TAyers
TAyers Member Posts: 86 Member

has anyone had a recurrence that involved shoulder blade pain?

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  • Abbycat2
    Abbycat2 Member Posts: 644 Member
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    Are you having a recurrence?

    Good morning, TAyers. I've been having discomfort in my shoulder blade for a while now and will be having a Cat scan on 11/17/15. I fell last June and noticed this discomfort after that. Don't know what is causing it. It aches but is not particularly painful. Have you told your doctor about this symptom? I haven't had a Cat scan in almost 9 months. When I told my gyne oncologist about it and my fall, he said that he didn't think it was cancer but that he could see that I am anxious about it so he ordered the scan.

    I hope your situation turns out to be something as simple as muscle soreness.

    Warm Wishes,

    Cathy

     

  • laura25
    laura25 Member Posts: 181 Member
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    Tayers

    Hope you are well... feeling any better or an update from the doctor? 

  • TAyers
    TAyers Member Posts: 86 Member
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    laura25 said:

    Tayers

    Hope you are well... feeling any better or an update from the doctor? 

    Hi girls, I go to get an

    Hi girls, I go to get an X-ray tomorrow and see my PCP on Friday. I haven't said anything to my oncologist yet. I fell about a month ago too, so I may have did something then. The intensity comes and goes, but pain is always there. Can't wait to figure it out? I will keep you posted, hopefully it's non cancer related.

  • flyerette65
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    TAyers said:

    Hi girls, I go to get an

    Hi girls, I go to get an X-ray tomorrow and see my PCP on Friday. I haven't said anything to my oncologist yet. I fell about a month ago too, so I may have did something then. The intensity comes and goes, but pain is always there. Can't wait to figure it out? I will keep you posted, hopefully it's non cancer related.

    Shoulder blade and other pain

    Hi Tayers and others,

    After a cancer diagnosis, anything out of the ordinary makes us go to "what if" place. I know, I'm doing it too. Starting having such severe groin pain back in March I couldn't even bear weight on my leg. After two weeks I finally went to an orthopedist, well, long story short it's still bothering me.  I have never returned to the level of physical activity (Zumba, Line Dancing, etc) that I was involved in before this happened.  I just had another MRI, it shows the "intense marrow edema" I had is resolving but it has taken a very long time.  Additionally something creepy has started happening with my left leg. (Groin pain is also on left side). Twice, yesterday I had intense lower leg pain which also involved an "Involuntary" flexing of my foot and big toe up towards my ankle. I could not straighten,  bend or otherwise move my foot and toe although I certainly was trying.  I've never experienced anything like that so I called my orthopedist's office this morning, and, of course, they called me while I was at a movie with a friend and so I missed their call.  Seems neurologic to me. Top of foot still feels kind of funny, I don't know how to describe it.  The orthopedist felt I had an orburator nerve inflammation and put me on steroids for two weeks.  Told me to "baby it" and that I needed to show improvement when I saw him in two weeks.  Don't know what this new thing could be.  See the oncologist next week. I also had numbness on Sunday.  Those of you who ride horses will relate when I tell you the area that was numb was the area where your feminine parts meets the saddle.  All very strange. No back pain and no upper leg pain. Just groin and lower leg discomfort and that weird flexing of my foot. No issues going to the bathroom. What they have told me now was that the pubic symphsis "ruptured" traumatically back in March when I reached out to hold on to my mom as she was starting to lose her balance on the steps. That's what the MRI report said also. I sometimes wonder does anyone I'm dealing with know what's actually going on?

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,385 Member
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    TAyers said:

    Hi girls, I go to get an

    Hi girls, I go to get an X-ray tomorrow and see my PCP on Friday. I haven't said anything to my oncologist yet. I fell about a month ago too, so I may have did something then. The intensity comes and goes, but pain is always there. Can't wait to figure it out? I will keep you posted, hopefully it's non cancer related.

    Hey girl it is good to hear

    Hey girl it is good to hear from you!

    We look forward to your update.

  • molimoli
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    Shoulder blade and other pain

    Hi Tayers and others,

    After a cancer diagnosis, anything out of the ordinary makes us go to "what if" place. I know, I'm doing it too. Starting having such severe groin pain back in March I couldn't even bear weight on my leg. After two weeks I finally went to an orthopedist, well, long story short it's still bothering me.  I have never returned to the level of physical activity (Zumba, Line Dancing, etc) that I was involved in before this happened.  I just had another MRI, it shows the "intense marrow edema" I had is resolving but it has taken a very long time.  Additionally something creepy has started happening with my left leg. (Groin pain is also on left side). Twice, yesterday I had intense lower leg pain which also involved an "Involuntary" flexing of my foot and big toe up towards my ankle. I could not straighten,  bend or otherwise move my foot and toe although I certainly was trying.  I've never experienced anything like that so I called my orthopedist's office this morning, and, of course, they called me while I was at a movie with a friend and so I missed their call.  Seems neurologic to me. Top of foot still feels kind of funny, I don't know how to describe it.  The orthopedist felt I had an orburator nerve inflammation and put me on steroids for two weeks.  Told me to "baby it" and that I needed to show improvement when I saw him in two weeks.  Don't know what this new thing could be.  See the oncologist next week. I also had numbness on Sunday.  Those of you who ride horses will relate when I tell you the area that was numb was the area where your feminine parts meets the saddle.  All very strange. No back pain and no upper leg pain. Just groin and lower leg discomfort and that weird flexing of my foot. No issues going to the bathroom. What they have told me now was that the pubic symphsis "ruptured" traumatically back in March when I reached out to hold on to my mom as she was starting to lose her balance on the steps. That's what the MRI report said also. I sometimes wonder does anyone I'm dealing with know what's actually going on?

    Hoping your new ailments will be resolved soon.

    Nope  I don't think they actually do, they are making their best guess most times, they are doctors but also humans like us who are baffeled by the workings of Cancer and does not yet have a handle on this cancer especially.So we wait and hope for better odds with better knowledge. They are still learning cancer,every last one of them, regardless of how confident and knowledgeable they appear.unfortunately for the raging cancer, we see in them what we want and crave to see.

    Fortunately for our mental/emotional health it is a  great blessing that we are able to See what we want  out of blinded eyes, otherwise pharmaceutical companies  couldn't possibly make enough depression pills. Think about it.

    My opinion only though. I am human sometimes I am dead wrong , my words are not coming from the bible ( just from  my head,incidentally I like my head a lot )so don't quote me.

     Nuff love ,Moli.

     

  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,088 Member
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    I have had shoulder blade

    I have had shoulder blade pain and upper back pain all on the same side with numbness and tingling in my left arm.   At the worst part, I had a stiff neck and could hardly bend over.  Other times it was just achy.   I have two spots.   One on top of my shoulder near my neck and one around my T8.    After going to a chiropractor and then having physical therapy, it took about 4 months to finally get it to where it is feeling good (not completely healed - but better).   I still have the knot at my neck and back but do different exercises that I got from the Physical Therapy sessions.

    I hope your pain goes away.

    My best to you,

    Kathy

  • TAyers
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    Shoulder pain.

    So far all X-rays have come back normal, so I will wait a little while longer and see if it is muscular if it heals. I go to my oncologist next month so if it still hurts then I will tell him, I try not to be a freak about things, but I don't think people understand until they have gone through it. I was the same diagnosis as Ro and waiting till the other show to drop is not a good place to be....my Ca 125 Is not a good marker for me. Every day is a new day, love ya girls.

  • NoTimeForCancer
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    TAyers said:

    Shoulder pain.

    So far all X-rays have come back normal, so I will wait a little while longer and see if it is muscular if it heals. I go to my oncologist next month so if it still hurts then I will tell him, I try not to be a freak about things, but I don't think people understand until they have gone through it. I was the same diagnosis as Ro and waiting till the other show to drop is not a good place to be....my Ca 125 Is not a good marker for me. Every day is a new day, love ya girls.

    Any little thing sets us off

    Any little thing sets us off down the worry road!!  Please come back and let us know.

  • molimoli
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    Hey girl it is good to hear

    Hey girl it is good to hear from you!

    We look forward to your update.

    Did the update now just waiting on surgery

    NoTimeForCancer,This  girl is here ,gratefully above ground, My surgery is Jan.6th so after that there will be lots to deal with and tell ,I think.

    How have you been? I hope all is well, Thank you for all your info and caring ways.I remember.

    Hugging,Moli

  • flyerette65
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    TAyers said:

    Shoulder pain.

    So far all X-rays have come back normal, so I will wait a little while longer and see if it is muscular if it heals. I go to my oncologist next month so if it still hurts then I will tell him, I try not to be a freak about things, but I don't think people understand until they have gone through it. I was the same diagnosis as Ro and waiting till the other show to drop is not a good place to be....my Ca 125 Is not a good marker for me. Every day is a new day, love ya girls.

    Shoulder Pain

    If your shoulder still hurts, ask for an MRI. It could be a soft tissue (tendons, etc) issue and soft tissue doesn't show up on regular xrays. My family doc made me feel like a hypochondriac when they did xrays of my groin and saw nothing. MRI a month later showed intense red marrow edema, later diagnosed as traumatic rupture of pubic bone. Still a little sore 8 months later! CA125 not a good marker for me either. I haven't had a CA125 since December 2011.  Sometimes I think to myself I hope they know what they're doing.  My doc always says you look so good I know you're not having a recurrence just by looking at you.  That's not a good way to diagnose someone.  My friend just found out her lymphoma has recurred.  First time she even had to have a stem cell transplant.  She looks Great! Only thing is she's a "little tired". They told her even with treatment survivgal rate at 3 years is 30-40%. So looks are deceiving. Hugs for everyone!

  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,088 Member
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    Shoulder Pain

    If your shoulder still hurts, ask for an MRI. It could be a soft tissue (tendons, etc) issue and soft tissue doesn't show up on regular xrays. My family doc made me feel like a hypochondriac when they did xrays of my groin and saw nothing. MRI a month later showed intense red marrow edema, later diagnosed as traumatic rupture of pubic bone. Still a little sore 8 months later! CA125 not a good marker for me either. I haven't had a CA125 since December 2011.  Sometimes I think to myself I hope they know what they're doing.  My doc always says you look so good I know you're not having a recurrence just by looking at you.  That's not a good way to diagnose someone.  My friend just found out her lymphoma has recurred.  First time she even had to have a stem cell transplant.  She looks Great! Only thing is she's a "little tired". They told her even with treatment survivgal rate at 3 years is 30-40%. So looks are deceiving. Hugs for everyone!

    When doctors say "you look great"

    I know what you mean when a doctor says you look great or you don't exhibit the "normal" symptoms and you feel like crap!   I was just recently hospitalized for pancreatitis and they say "well you look great" but my lipase levels were 1500 and they needed to be <400.   I told the doctor that my family has a history of looking great but being sick.

    When I took my young son to the doctors because I knew he had strep throat, they said no he doesn't.  His throat isn't red and he looks great.  To appease me they did the quick culture test and came out and said that he was the healthiest looking sick kid.   

    Even through all my stuff I kept telling them something was wrong and was told I was depressed or it was this or that.  It wasn't until after my hysterectomy that they were shocked to find the cancer and I had it in my uterus, cervix and ovary.   

    If you are like me, you know your body and you know when something isn't quite right.   Just as I went through a string of doctors last year to finally having to have a stent put in my left ureter and it wasn't until after that I started to feel better.   My CA125 isn't a marker for me either.

    And don't you just like when a PA tells you that those symptoms aren't a recurrence symptom.   I always tell them I don't feel pain like everyone else does but I know when I am in pain but a feeling I get.

    Ok - I think I am rambling!  

    My best to everyone!

    Kathy

  • pam0422
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    TAyers said:

    Shoulder pain.

    So far all X-rays have come back normal, so I will wait a little while longer and see if it is muscular if it heals. I go to my oncologist next month so if it still hurts then I will tell him, I try not to be a freak about things, but I don't think people understand until they have gone through it. I was the same diagnosis as Ro and waiting till the other show to drop is not a good place to be....my Ca 125 Is not a good marker for me. Every day is a new day, love ya girls.

    If you still have your

    If you still have your gallbladder, shoulder blade pain can be related to the gallbladder. If you notice it begins or gets worse after eating fatty foods, it's a good indicator that you need to rule out gallstones or sluggish gallbladder. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Kaleena
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    pam0422 said:

    If you still have your

    If you still have your gallbladder, shoulder blade pain can be related to the gallbladder. If you notice it begins or gets worse after eating fatty foods, it's a good indicator that you need to rule out gallstones or sluggish gallbladder. Hope you feel better soon.

    Yes - Still have gallbladder

    They did an ultrasound, an MRI and did an EUS on me while I was in the hospital.   They did not find anything and said my gallbladder looks fine.   However, my nurse said she had the same thing and wanted her gallbladder out.  She hasn't had any problem since.   I will definitely keep an eye on it.   I've been on a low fat diet but peppers, etc. still can get to me so I am thinking it still can be gallbladder.

    Thanks for the wishes!   Hope you are feeling good too!

    Kathy

  • Abbycat2
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    Kaleena said:

    Yes - Still have gallbladder

    They did an ultrasound, an MRI and did an EUS on me while I was in the hospital.   They did not find anything and said my gallbladder looks fine.   However, my nurse said she had the same thing and wanted her gallbladder out.  She hasn't had any problem since.   I will definitely keep an eye on it.   I've been on a low fat diet but peppers, etc. still can get to me so I am thinking it still can be gallbladder.

    Thanks for the wishes!   Hope you are feeling good too!

    Kathy

    Kathy, you have been in my thoughts

    I just want you to know that I have been thinking about you and now your husband and hope for the very best for both of you. You are resilient and a fighter. Please keep us up to date as to your situation.

    Warm wishes to you and your family!

    Cathy

  • Kaleena
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    Abbycat2 said:

    Kathy, you have been in my thoughts

    I just want you to know that I have been thinking about you and now your husband and hope for the very best for both of you. You are resilient and a fighter. Please keep us up to date as to your situation.

    Warm wishes to you and your family!

    Cathy

    Thanks Cathy!

    Thank you Cathy for your warm wishes.   You too are resilient and a fighter.   All of us together brings so much strength!   

    My husband goes for his EUS tomorrow. I will give more info as we go along.

    Kathy

  • molimoli
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    Kaleena said:

    Thanks Cathy!

    Thank you Cathy for your warm wishes.   You too are resilient and a fighter.   All of us together brings so much strength!   

    My husband goes for his EUS tomorrow. I will give more info as we go along.

    Kathy

    Caring thoughts to you and yours.

    Good luck to you both Kathy,I hope the sun will hurry up with it's shining on you. Plenty love

  • DrienneB
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    Shoulder blade and other pain

    Hi Tayers and others,

    After a cancer diagnosis, anything out of the ordinary makes us go to "what if" place. I know, I'm doing it too. Starting having such severe groin pain back in March I couldn't even bear weight on my leg. After two weeks I finally went to an orthopedist, well, long story short it's still bothering me.  I have never returned to the level of physical activity (Zumba, Line Dancing, etc) that I was involved in before this happened.  I just had another MRI, it shows the "intense marrow edema" I had is resolving but it has taken a very long time.  Additionally something creepy has started happening with my left leg. (Groin pain is also on left side). Twice, yesterday I had intense lower leg pain which also involved an "Involuntary" flexing of my foot and big toe up towards my ankle. I could not straighten,  bend or otherwise move my foot and toe although I certainly was trying.  I've never experienced anything like that so I called my orthopedist's office this morning, and, of course, they called me while I was at a movie with a friend and so I missed their call.  Seems neurologic to me. Top of foot still feels kind of funny, I don't know how to describe it.  The orthopedist felt I had an orburator nerve inflammation and put me on steroids for two weeks.  Told me to "baby it" and that I needed to show improvement when I saw him in two weeks.  Don't know what this new thing could be.  See the oncologist next week. I also had numbness on Sunday.  Those of you who ride horses will relate when I tell you the area that was numb was the area where your feminine parts meets the saddle.  All very strange. No back pain and no upper leg pain. Just groin and lower leg discomfort and that weird flexing of my foot. No issues going to the bathroom. What they have told me now was that the pubic symphsis "ruptured" traumatically back in March when I reached out to hold on to my mom as she was starting to lose her balance on the steps. That's what the MRI report said also. I sometimes wonder does anyone I'm dealing with know what's actually going on?

    Strange Pains

    Hi Flyerette,

    You can have groinal pains and burning, as well as the same in your legs, from lymphedema related to the removal of lymph nodes. Internal scar tissue that develops after surgery can also hit nerves and cause pain, especially if you had post-chemo nerve damage.

    =j