I was diagnosed with stage 2B back in January. I had melanoma ex cellular blue nevus in my scalp. This was successfully removed via surgery, and my lymph nodes were clear as well.
In April I developed some hip pain. I put this down to not being as active due to COVID-19. I was no longer golfing and was sitting for large periods of the day.
As the months have gone by the pain has gotten worse. At the end of April I bought a Peloton bike, and I've cycled close to 300 miles and lost 16lbs or so.
The hip pain still persists. Actually I played golf a few weeks ago and I noticed the pain was gone for a few days after golfing (and I'm golfing tomorrow again so I'm interested to see how I am afterwards).
I have my 6 month CT scan next week, with results on July 6th. They will be scanning my pelvis so if there are bone mets in my hip they'll be able to see it.
The pain is in my hip flexor which is common for cyclists, but the pain did appear before I got the bike so I'm not sure if cycling is just making it worse or if it actually is bone mets or not. I'll find soon I guess.
My question for anyone that had bone mets - did you have bone mes without any other metastasis? I was under the impression that bone mets were a sign of advanced cancer, and that it would typically end up in your organs first, but perhaps that's not the case.
Also, for anyone with bone mets did it hurt? The pain I feel honestly feels muscular. I only really feel pain when sitting or getting up, but if i'm walking or even cycling I don't feel it at all then.