I have just told my Dr today that I keep getting pain over my rib on the side of the op, when I stretch or lean even to clean myself after going to the loo,! it really hurts. Hes sending me for a chest xray but it sounds as if this is normal! I had a lumpectomy and radiotherapy.
Thanks for bringing this up - I thought it was just me but I have been getting rib pain too, though not severe. It's good to know that it is more or less normal (whatever "normal" is now). I finished treatment yesterday, and thought it was probably to do with that, but couldn't work out why it was happening on both sides.
I wonder whether it's to do with how active you may be? Muscles pulling on the ribs, perhaps, if you haven't been as active as you were before? Just a wild guess really.
I hope your pains settle down quickly though.
Hi - just to help calm your fears - I have exactly the same sensations as you describe and I had mx last September finished radiotherapy this time last year. At six months I recall the discomfort being slightly worse than it is today - thankfully it comes and goes - I've just got used to living with it - it's the new normal!