Gina D. Posted September 4, 2003 Share Posted September 4, 2003 I have just had a big scare. For the past week + I have had moderate to severe chest pain, in the same spot..a "burning lump" kind of feel. This is accompanied with back pain and pain under the shoulder blade. I also have had some back pain and a slight bloody nose, and I can't get rid of bronchitis. All this accompanied by a sudden increase in my shortness of breath triggers. My pulinary doc immediately scheduled a chest XRay and blood work when I reoprted this to him last week. Today my GP gave me the good/bad news. She was great, the very first thing she said was "The cancer is not back, don't worry" There is NED on either the film or indicated by the bloodwork. She determined my pain is topical, a stress and diseased cartlidge between my upper ribs where they meet my breastbone, and an inflamed muscle in my shoulder and neck. The Xrays did reveal a case of COPD in my LEFT lung (Surgery was on my right) that she feels was caused by smoking, but it could also be blebs. My CT is scheduled in a couple weeks, that will give us more detail. So, with the "lump" I felt, I was sure there was a golf ball sized tumor in there, but there is none, and I guess I need to learn to lift correctly or something Bronchitis and nose..she thinks is allergies as it clears up as soon as I climb up here above the smog belt everyday. I live in the mountains ABOVE LA. I am in a much better mood tonite than I have been, but man..the scare! I still get to have my regulars next month too..double check for this summer. Yay! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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