Topic: Stabbing Rib Pain /Heavy aching
Friday I visited the ER. Was sitting at CiCi's Pizza parking lot and out of nowhere it was like I was zapped with electricity from the inside out under my right rib cage. After 3 hours of pain and a few loritabs no relief. Got to ER they took x-rays of rib cage and found a lesion on my 7th and 10th rib suspicous of CC mets. They initially thought I had fractured a rib which is common for someone going through radiation and chemo. Well yesterday got to see Oncologist and he basically said what I described and checking the location that I had ruputured a vessel within the Liver/a little bleeder that usually clots itself. He said that could be chemo doing its job or disease progression. He said the lesions on the ribs if mets would be treated the same way as current treatment. Anyhow, I'm making arrangements for a bone scan with my primary Doctor as I think if it is mets, radiation treatment can be conducted along current chemo regimen. I was going to hold off on chemo for a time while my wife goes to England for her Mom's 80th. I guess with the new discovery I'll keep my self busy while she is gone. Now that I have said all that ; I have ace bandaged my rib cage to stablize it and wolla no pain. My opinion is I tore or pulled some muscle / cartilage between my ribs. Who knows , maybe bone scan will clarify something. Also I'm wandering with all the CT Scans of pelvic , abdomen, and chest that I have done wouldn't that have shown lesions on my ribs or has someone got tunnel visioned with reading my scans. Okay , all done. If anyone has had similar experience or suggestions please feel free. By the way CiCi Pizza is pretty good. The trick is to just get your salad and drink first and wait until you see them pull out 4-5 fresh hot pizzas from the oven so you not eating dried heat lamp stuff. Ha! Ha! had to tell ya. Cheerio for now.