Jul 17, 2012 - 10:12 pm
I hope no one minds that I am only a "possible" case. I have received some strength from you already and it helps me to keep pushing my doc for an answer.
First my symptoms (Dec 2011): pain in back around left shoulder blade that hit me like a blow along with nausea. The back pain dulled to an ache within minutes. These symptoms have been coming and going with increasing frequency over the past 7 months. Blood work, xrays, ultrasound all negative
Mammo and another ultrasound negative
Barium swallow and another X-ray and ultrasound negative
Jump forward to June- ache/pain in back and nausea are pretty much constant. Breast cysts hurt more often, and lymph node under arm ache - off and on and never when I am at the doc's. No weight loss, night sweats, or fever. I get these bumps in just about any location on my body but mostly clavicle and up, especially on head and face. I only notice them because they are so itchy as they arrive. Some are the size of pimples and a couple of them are pea sized or larger. I also have had an ear infection, eye infection, and swollen gland under ear. MRI and bone scan negative (thank goodness).
I think everyone at the doc's office thinks I've lost my mind since last fall (sister dx with stage 4 breast cancer and a brother survived a deadly heart attack - sis is 41 bro 48 I'm 52)
What makes me think lymphoma? The spot that aches does not have a lot of anything else to cause the ache let alone be accompanied by nausea. Mediastinal chain would explain it.
So here I sit hoping like heck that I'm crazy :-) . If I'm not, you have all given me the confidence to accept the disease and push through treatment so that I can one day look forward to having those grandkids I've always wanted.
You are all inspiring and need to remember that by sharing your stories silent others are helped everywhere.