Hi Everyone - I messaged my MO yesterday that I've had a pain in my leg come and go for several weeks now. The good news is that she has referred me for a bone scan and x-ray, so she didn't blow me off, but now that this niggling pain has been taken seriously by my MO, I'm just freaking out. Her office got back to me same day, but now I'm trying to book the bone scan and they are backed up and will call me back maybe within the next 72 hours. I can go for the x-ray any time now. I have my usual follow-up appointment scheduled for August 5 with my MO, and she ordered the tumor marker blood work for this time, which I haven't had done in a while.
My history - I was diagnosed in 2013, had surgery, chemo, radiation therapy, then I did two years of Tamoxifen before doing something extremely risky - IVF (with lots of hormones ingested and injected for months!) to finally become a mother. I went back on Tamoxifen after being off for a little over 2 years, and I have done another year and a bit. My original tumor was felt, but invisible on the mammo - a follow-up ultrasound showed it very clearly though, but I never had the tumor marker test before my lumpectomy.
My big question is can I expect to see something on an X-ray if there is mets there? This is not in a joint (upper shin area) and I haven't injured it anytime recently - possibly been kicked there in soccer years ago or hit it on a coffee table at some point in my life.
When I got my original diagnosis and went through all the treatment, my brain was broken. I was broken. I feel like I've just landed back in that head space, and I guess I'm just looking for some shared experiences, if not reassurances from people who really can understand where my head is right now, and who have gone for these tests. Thanks for any responses!
6/6/2013, DCIS, Grade 3
6/6/2013, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/6/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary
7/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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