I started reporting it to my oncologist every 3 weeks when I received my Herceptin treatment. Finally at my last Herceptin treatment (may) we ordered an MRI of my neck and ptscan. As she stated, I never complain and I have been complaining about this since February so let's order some tests and be sure it's nothing.
The insurance company decided they know what my needs are best so denied my Mri and ptscan but countered back with a ctscan of my cervical spine with chest, abdomen and pelvis with and without contrast. GOOD right? WELL, so I went for my ctscan. I waited patientaly a couple of days and received my results from my chest, abdomen and pelvis. Results: I have a cyst on my uteris but it's benign :) I have pulimary nodules on my lungs but less than 4 mm so benign :) and no sign of metastic disease :) but still no results of my cervical spine. My neck is the whole reason we are doing this to be sure the cancer has not spread to my neck. This past Monday, I call the Dr to see if the results are in for the cervical spine and after digging in, they find out that when I went for my ctscan insurance denied my cervical spine.
We continued on for more tests and were able to get a brain MRI and bone scan but still no luck with my neck MRI. Brain MRI and bone scan turned out fine. I see my Dr again in November to decide next steps. We think it's chemo induced arthritis although we would like to get tested to be able to completely rule out any chance of cancer.
On the positive side chest, abdomen and pelvis have no signs of metastic disease! Brain and bone scans are clear too. I couldn't feel more relieved about this news (dancing)! Thank you for all your prayers and positive vibes! <3