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Jun 30, 2014 - 0 comments

Rib Fracture



To anyone that can offer information:

I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2005.  I had a partial colon resection and 6 months of chemo therapy and was in remission until May of 2013 when I found a tumor in my chest wall.  I did another 6 months of chemo therapy and then had a chest wall resection where they removed my 5th and 6th rib and then had a portion of my lower left lobe removed.  To keep my shoulder from crushing my lung they used Gore Tex to fill in the void.  I have been in terrible pain since, I am trying to find information on others who have had this type of procedure done and not been successful.  I currently am struggling with unexplained rib fractures.  I currently have 5 fractured ribs.  I have had PET scans CT scans, blood work etc.  While I am super pleased that no cancer has returned, I would like to return to my normal activities and have not been able to.  

Please if anyone can offer any type of advice I would greatly appreciate it!  

Thank you in advance!

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