Back pain from surgery

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Ohm1108
Ohm1108 Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Esophageal Cancer #1
I was woundering if anybody has any pain in the lower right shoulder(around the wing bone) where the cut was made from the surgery on the back?I had my surgery back in July 2006 and the pain never went away! Thanks Ohm

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  • paul61
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    Sounds "Typical"
    Ohm,

    I had Ivor Lewis surgery about one year ago (December 2009). I still have pain below my right shoulder blade from time to time; particularly if I have been walking a long way, or if I am doing something strenuous. My surgeon assures me this is normal and will improve with time. Sounds like from your comments that it does not always improve with time.

    I have talked to other Ivor Lewis survivors who have similar experience.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams
    McCormick, South Carolina

    DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
    12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
    2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
    6/21/2010 CT Scan NED

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!
  • Ohm1108
    Ohm1108 Member Posts: 2
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    paul61 said:

    Sounds "Typical"
    Ohm,

    I had Ivor Lewis surgery about one year ago (December 2009). I still have pain below my right shoulder blade from time to time; particularly if I have been walking a long way, or if I am doing something strenuous. My surgeon assures me this is normal and will improve with time. Sounds like from your comments that it does not always improve with time.

    I have talked to other Ivor Lewis survivors who have similar experience.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams
    McCormick, South Carolina

    DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
    12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
    2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
    6/21/2010 CT Scan NED

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

    THANKS
    Thanks,William and Paul for your time and advice,and yes i had the ivor lewis surgery and the cut on my back is where my problem lies.Yes I have been to all my follow up app.and the DR. tells me the my pain happens to about 5% of patients and that it may not ever go away!after 4 1/2 yrs.looks like he might be wright.Im still working on the problem starting from scrach again, had another ct scan today and going to try acupuncture next,see where that goes?Other then that everything is all good with me!OYA William (WOUNDERING)was just a typeover from my great expert typing SKILLS! HA HA Thanks again Dave