catyroemer Posted July 30, 2008 Share Posted July 30, 2008 I was just diagnosed last week and am set for my first chemo treatment this Friday. I had a "stiff neck" since April...gradually got worse and had pain in neck, across left shoulder and down left arm. They did an MRI and found a torn rotator cuff (I drive a Cat 980G loader sometimes at work, and the steering/gear changing is left-handed). So that was my initial diagnosis. After showing up at the ER the next 2 weekends in excruciating pain as the muscle relaxers and anti-inflamatories were not touching the pain, the ER doc said he saw the MRI and I couldn't be having that much pain from the tear I have -- he told me to contact my PCP and tell him to MRI my neck...they did a neck MRI, a CT scan of my body torso to tip of my head and a full body bone scan....new diagnosis! I have no idea what to expect at my appointment tomorrow, but whatever it is, if the goal is to get rid of this pain and all the 'loopy drugs', then I'm game! I'm a 60-yr old woman who's retiring as soon as we can get movin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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