Oct 11, 2012 - 6:10 pm
I'm one of those with early symptoms that most likely will turn out to be something benign and simple. I'm also one of those who hasn't felt these symptoms before and am scared. So I wonder if anyone here has any experience with this rare form of lymphoma. It mainly hits men in their 40's from what I've read. I'm a 46 yo male, in relatively good shape and not overweight.
About a month ago, maybe longer, my right hip began hurting badly with pain down my leg. A recent xray has shown osteoarthritus. The wierd thing is that after my hip began hurting, I have been getting strong pains in my forearm, upper arm, femur, left knee. It's as if something is moving around inside my skeletal system. With the exception of the knee and hip, it's in my bones. It moves. Very odd.
Currently, both armpits are swollen badly. I noticed about three weeks ago.They did not respond to antibiotics (will a virus do this?). I am waiting for ultrasound results, and what led me here was a search to find out what such results might show. It appears it will show my lymph nodes are swollen? That seems really silly to me. I know they are swollen. They hurt.
I did a search with these symptoms, and primary bone lymphoma came up. After my hip xray and arthritus determination, I added arthritus to the symptoms search, and apparently this can first express as arthritus. However, that is even more rare and unlikely.
Yesterday I developed post nasal drip and a sore throat, and today it is obvious I'm getting sick. Perhaps I've been fighting a virus all along.
And in August, something caused me to start throwing up and hyperventilating (never done that before). Long story short, after 11 days without hardly and food or water I was admitted to the hospital. I had an acid/base situation going on; my blood pH was 7.8.
Anyway, I should just relax and let the doc do the tests. But this is wierd, and scary. Any comments? Thanks!