Apr 30, 2009 02:41AM shiny wrote:
I have had 2 "scares" related to bone mets and one to a distant enlarged lymph node. Each time the oncs took it seriously. To date am still NED.
The last "scare" was just about a month ago. My specialist nurse and the oncs strongly recommended that I get a bone scan just to be sure. My General practicioner however, was very laid back about it. I didn't know what to think but on my team's advice I am reluctantly comming to the realisation that however anyoying,unsettling,scary etc getting "checked out" for possible Mets might be, it's best to go sooner then later (the 2 week rule, but I leave it a bit longer).
My Macmillan nurse was the one who was most compelling in her recommendation that I get used to the drill and go early to be tested. I guess because she sees the effects of people leaving too much time before going to doc and having more extensive damage to manage as a result. My pain was on the spine and some ribs. It turns out, that it is further degenerative stuff and not mets.
I do feel better for going, eventhough at the time, you don't like to make a fuss. So if it was me, i'd go now and not wait until June. Sure you will get more girls coming on to give you their take on your question soon.
Take care of you.