NM Posted December 14, 2004 Share Posted December 14, 2004 Hi all, Just thought I'd introduce myself after reading so much valuable information and words of kindness and encouragement. Here goes: It all started last year, I developed a continuous cough accompanied by lower right pain in my back (felt like my lung) but I didn't get around to having my chest x-rayed, I don't know why but I just put it off and soldered on even though the pain and cough persisted. Then a few weeks ago I noticed a tingling in my left hand and both feet which lasted a few days and seemed to go away. Shortly after I started getting pains in both sides of the chest, the pain was so severe I went to see my doc who initially took some blood tests and gave some moderate pain killers. The blood tests came back ok so the doc checked my chest with a stethoscope, as soon as he did - he got on the phone to the nurse in the surgery and said "we have a physical sign" within a few moments the nurse was in the same room and confirmed lower right lobe obstruction. A chest xray was scheduled and I was prescribed Co codamol 30/500 and Naproxen which has managed to control the pain to the point where at least I can sleep (I'd only been getting a few hours prior to that which was torture) I attended the chest xray yeterday and now have to wait up to 10 days before I know the results, which is going to feel like an eternity. Over the last week I've been researching as many sites as I could find and assume I have sclc, (mets) I say this because I feel pain in the bones in my leg and the tingling has returned to my hand and legs. Well thanks for reading my post, I'll keep you informed of the chest x-ray and looking forward to reading all the posts here which have cheered me up quite a bit, I don't feel so isolated anymore. Thanks _Nick 42 married to a Wonderful Lady with two Wonderful girls (aged 7/16)_ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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