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Forum: Not Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastases but Concerned —

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Posted on: Nov 30, 2019 06:44AM - edited Nov 30, 2019 06:45AM by Mamasha

Mamasha wrote:

Hello ladies

For about a week if I take a deep breath like a yawn I feel a twinge in my left boob area. I know I have about about another week until I should call my mo but the fear that something is back is paralyzing me.im really hoping it's a heart issue vs cancer again

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/3/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/5/2017
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Nov 30, 2019 07:44PM wallycat wrote:

So many things it can be but I totally get the fear. Have you had a cold or any respiratory stuff? Lots of bronchitis around here. New pillow or sleeping position?

No real answers just letting you know you're not alone out there.


Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Nov 30, 2019 08:13PM Mamasha wrote:

thanks for taking the time to listen !no I haven’t been sick or have a cough just a pain in the center of my chest. I’m paralyzed with fear and don’t want to scare my family so I thought I’d share with you. Thanks wallycat.....that was my sisters cat name

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/3/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/5/2017
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Nov 30, 2019 08:16PM TB90 wrote:

Mamasha: When we hope for heart issues, you know we are stressed. Anything seems better than more breast cancer. I am not a doctor, but it also sounds like a muscle or connective tissue issue. I have had so many pains as you describe on both sides. It took years, but I can finally disregard these pains. Breathing moves connective tissue like muscles, tendons, etc. It is so easy to pull something with a heavy purse, grocery bag or even twisting your body to check behind you while driving. Even sleeping wrong. If you do not have any other symptoms like shortness of breath or worsening of pain, try to relax and forget about it. And then see your dr if it persists. I have had these twitches and pains last for weeks though. I often wonder whether radiation is the culprit even when it’s not on the radiated side. I found if I worried, the pain persisted. When I stopped focusing on it, the pain disappeared. Easier said than done. Hate that we have to worry about every ache and pain. Hate that you have to hope for heart issues. Sending my care

Dx 11/28/2013, DCIS, Grade 2 Surgery 12/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/19/2014 Breast
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Dec 2, 2019 07:13PM GreenEyes81 wrote:

Hi, how are you feeling? See it's been a few days…hoping you are better or got some answers.


Hugs.

Dx 7/21/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 4/18/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/2/2018 Radiation Therapy 5/27/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 2, 2019 08:01PM Mamasha wrote:

hi green eyes thanks for checking on me. I decided to do what TB90 suggested to kinda ignore it and that has helped. It was pain that would shoot up my chest after a deep breath So of course my mind instantly went to dark places. The shooting twinges have stopped I’m trying to wait it out to my mammogram in Jan.

My sister is IV and I really try to live like that’s her and I’m going to be ok. I am just about to celebrate 3 years since dx and everything has been good but then something happens to your body Especially pain in the chest area and I’m like oh god please not cancer again. I truly appreciate wallycat tb90 and green eyes for talking me off the edge. Thanks for always being there

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/3/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/5/2017
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Dec 2, 2019 08:28PM GreenEyes81 wrote:

That is great news, hope it continues to help.

Dx 7/21/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 4/18/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/2/2018 Radiation Therapy 5/27/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 3, 2019 08:01AM wallycat wrote:

Just as an outside chance, it is crazy but gas pains can cause nerves in the lower area to touch above the abdomen. When I had ovarian surgery, they blew up my abdominal cavity area with a gas so they could see stuff and the first thing the gyn said is that as the gas dissipates, I may feel pain in my shoulders and upper chest so not to freak out.

I am glad you're doing better.

Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Dec 3, 2019 04:43PM Hopeful82014 wrote:

Mamasha, radiation can play havoc with our nerves, connective tissues, etc., as TB90 pointed out and this can continue for years. What’s more, for me at least, the issues are not consistent; it’s not unusual at all to have a new ache or pain. The dumbest things can set it off, such trivial things that you might not even remember them. I hope that’s all you’re dealing with! Maybe it will help a bit, too, to know that even years after radiation it’s not unusual. I’m glad the shooting pains have stopped and hope it stays that way

Dx IDC
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Jan 21, 2020 08:50AM - edited Jan 21, 2020 08:51AM by Mamasha

I have my yearlymammogram next Wednesday. Im filled with anxiety because I think there's something there. Hopefully I'm wrong. Thanks ladies for all the encouragement I reread the thread today. the zinger pains are gone just when I push down on the non cancer breast it hurts in one spot

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/3/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/5/2017
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Jan 21, 2020 12:46PM KBeee wrote:

Let us know how the mammo goes.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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