Since Tuesday, I've had a dull ache that started more generally on the front of my chest but has moved to the right side under the arm extending to right above and below the port implant. Last night I could not sit still for any length of time without my right arm aching, so I would have to stretch it for 30 seconds relief. I thought it might have something to do with the port which had been installed back in Oct. 2009, but which I don't use on a regular basis since the first line chemo was dropped in December and Tarceva substituted in it wake.
I went to Urgent Care at Group Health and xrays and blood tests showed no changes in condition. The nurse flushed the port out with heparin and today there is some relief, but still am having problems with a dull ache. As the cancer has shown up on my lower left lobe and in the mediastinum and in a subclavicular node on my left side, I am concerned about any developments on my right side.
The Urgent Care doc recommended an ultra sound Mon if the situation has not cleared up, to check for clots or other obstructions.
This is made somewhat more difficult by the departure of my oncologist from Group Health. I need to select another one, but really don't know who to pick as none specialize in lung cancer.
Have any of you had these sort of symptoms? I'd appreciate hearing from you.