Apr 20, 2013 - 11:22 pm
I realize that accurate answers will only be provided when all tests are done and the doctor looks things over, and is in the process now.
The only symptoms I have are two things: 1) Feeling like there's a "knot" of some sort on the ride side of my chest (on the inside - can literally feel "something" in there), but it doesn't hurt. Just that "knotty" feeling with a tightness/heaviness. 2) My right knee is swollen. There is only mild pain associated with this with movement, none when still. I did not have any injury to cause it - it just came on.
I'm going in next week for tests. The doctor said an x-ray showed a "spot" on my right lung, but he didn't sound horribly concerned. But he wants more tests to rule out the worst.
I don't have anything else going on. No coughing at all. Very little shortness of breath, and even then only with exerting activity. No shortness of breath at all with light activity or when still. No flu/pneumonia/bronchitis of any sort in years.
If the tests show it actually is bad news - if I'm having the symptoms I'm having, doesn't that mean it would most likely already be advanced and too late? The thing is, this feeling I described on the right side has actually been going off and on for a year and a half now, but I just didn't think much of it (stupid, I know).
I'm sorry. I hope I can come back here next week and say I was panicking about nothing and it wasn't that, but he's really got me worried. And now after researching on Google, I'm downright terrified.