I'm hoping that you might be able to give me some advice, I'm in a bit of a state at the moment. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer in April 2016, I had a deep section incision, axilliary node clearance, 4 sessions of TAC chemo, and 20 sessions of radiotherapy.
Then in the bad weather before Christmas I went flying and landed very eloquently on my lymphatic left arm and hip. My hip was sore and my arm felt broken but it was just the lymphoedema. A couple of weeks later I pulled my back moving a heavy piece of furniture. The pain reduced but didn't really go away and when I went down with flu in January it came back full force. I got to the end of February and realised that I was still struggling, I asked my gp to refer me to an orthopaedic consultant to find what was going on. She didn't suggest I needed to see the oncologist.
The orthopaedic consultant ordered an MRI which found changes to the thigh bone in the form of bruising and signal changes around the bones in the spine. Can anyone tell me what the significance of signal changes is?
The metabolic bone screen and bone profile screen came back as normal.
I've been referred back to my oncologist and she is worried. I have a isotope bone scan and a full body skeletal survey next week and see the oncologist again the week after.
Can anyone offer me any advice, I am on a rollercoaster of emotions at the moment. I've been very positive throughout my treatment but now I don't know if I'm sitting or standing. Part of me is convinced that the cancer is back and then I think it's just a bad back (I've always had back problems and back pain). Do any of you have experience of being in a similar situation?
Sorry for such a long post! Any advice or comments gratefully received.