- A broken rib healing. I fell onto the metal edge of a barrel (I think my rib hit this) filled with wrapping paper rolls (breast hit this) in early January. I found my breast cancer when feeling around to see how my breast was healing. But why would my rib be healing now? Chemo probably delays healing, but what about January-April when I started chemo, wouldn't it have healed by this time? Bone scan says it could be a healing rib, but "cannot rule out metastatic breast cancer. Further radiographic imaging recommended." But my bone scans will always say this, because I am a breast cancer survivor...my oncologist says it is probably the broken rib healing.
- Could I have re-injured my rib by wrestling with children or rowing? Maybe...
- Am I getting feeling back in that area after my mastectomy and just noticing the pain now?
- Is this bone pain associated with the bone drug I'm taking as part of the clinical trial?
- Is it something else?
Where have I been?
Worried about a pain in my ribs. As far as I can tell, it could be one of the following things: