Good afternoon all,
I feel terrible for writing this, especially when there are so many of you bravely fighting this.
I started experiencing horrific upper left pain in my back/shoulder area 5 weeks ago; so I went to the A&E. Just given codeine. 5 weeks on it has gone into my neck, if I tilt my neck to the left side I can feel it pull; sudden movements hurt; I get stabbing pains randomly under my armpit, and my left hand can become sore. The pain is no longer intense; and I have not taken anything for it since; my left neck and Supraclavicular feel tight/swollen. I have also been getting dizzy spells - it can feel like I'm on a boat. Not sleeping and constantly crying - suspect LC....
Reply # - August 6, 2023, 09:38 AM
Hi flowerpot, Welcome to Grace. I'm sorry you're having these symptoms. The good news is the vast majority of the time these types of symptoms are not caused by tumors. Getting a workup from a doctor is the only way to make sure.
I hope you're neck and back are better soon.
Best of luck,
I joined GRACE as a caregiver for my husband who had a Pancoast tumor, NSCLC stage III in 2009. He had curative chemo/rads then it was believed he had a recurrence in the spine/oligometastasis that was radiated. He's 10 years out from treatment.