Hope you are doing well! I had a rib
in May, 2012 due to mastastasized breast
cancer, however, just a 4" portion
of the rib
was removed. The doctor placed a piece mesh over the area of the removed rib
& 'cemented' it in place. I am not experiencing any real pain, but I do have shortness of breath all the time. When I take a deep breath, yawn, sneeze, cough, etc. I feel like I have a tight band across my chest and it is very uncomfortable.