Yes I have been described as a majotr pain in the neck but that's not the point.
I had a major neck disscection and chest flap in 2004 - and radiotherapy last year - and a biopsy at Christmas - all had their issues but this pain I am getting now is quite new and started a few weeks ago. It is building and shows no signs of going away in a hurry. I put it down to the weather initially but that doesn't seem to the cause as changs in the weather make no difference.
The pain is quite severe and keeps me awake at night. I am taking a lot of pain killers to keep going. It doesn't effect use of the arm - other than I am weak in that arm anyway and it makes me very wary of using it at all.
Could the mouth cancer have spread into the colarbone/ neck and chest? Or is it pain related to the surgery which has decided to crop up 6 years on?
I don;t know whether to see my GP or make a hospital appointment with my consultant. I get the feeling they will all say there is nothing can be done and it just the result of surgery/ radiotherapy - but why would it start now?
Any thoughts or similar experiences? I would love to hear from you.
Hope I am experiencing more pian than you are