the MRI showed tumour is tethered to the chest wall muscle so surgery is not possible at the moment I am now been referred to oncologist to get chemo to try and shrink it so it is operable, not a happy bunny
Hanging in there, had MRI yesterday and seeing consultant today, went for pre op assessment yesterday and blood pressure was through the roof which I am sure is stress related but went on to GP who prescribed some big guns meds to get it down for the surgery, chest aches much better so I think just my mind doing overtime. Will find out today waht the next step is and possible treatment plan it is still all a muddle in my head so much happening in such a short time!
Take care all xx
Hi Emerald I too had that pain under my rib cage my consultant said it could be as a result of biopsies. It went away after surgery. I then had to go for an ultrasound on my stomach and another biopsy my mind was working overtime that morning my bowels and bladder worked overtime but there was nothing. It was all in my mind. Be strong treat yourself to nice things now and again you will get there. Keep in touch.
Hi Emerald, I echo what Carmia has said about the support you will find here, they have really helped me deal with my diagnosis, like you I was getting rib pain prior to finding out I had BC but it was nothing and it's completely gone now so try not to worry about it too much if you can, we link every ache and pain to it initially but thankfully that does lesson, just try and take it a step at a time, it's all to easy to panic and think the worst but that rarely is the case and you will be surprised how much you will learn over the coming months that will help put your mind at ease Xx Jo
Told yesterday that I have stage 3 breast cancer I had a bioosy last Friday due to have MRI tomorrow then plan from there, have been having rib cage pain that feels like a muscle strain and hoping against hope that the MRI shows nothing more. Consultant has not decided ye if it will be lumpectomy or mastectomy, dare say I will find that out when I next see him. Hoping to make some online friends here so we can support each other