George and I discussed with the oncologist regarding my pain again today.
The pain started from around the incision and spread to my right breast and armpit. Then it moved to the right shoulder, collar bone, and the right side of the neck. Last week I started feeling strong throbbing pain in my right arm that always received the chemo IV. It has calmed down, but now I have a twitching pain right below the rib cage.
The doctor said “traveling pain” didn’t sound like cancer pain. It may be a side effect of Navelbine. She had ordered a PET scan to make sure if it was not because of cancer, but I have been exposed to radiation through exams so many times since I found a lump in my breast and I have to have a radiation therapy after this chemotherapy, also. I’d like to avoid radiation exposure as much as possible. Since CT scan was clear, I decided to bet this pain was from Navelbine, and canceled the PET scan. So let’s see.