Connie B Posted November 19, 2006 Share Posted November 19, 2006 As most of you know I am an 11+ year Lung Cancer Survivor with very very few side effects after and during my treatments 11 years ago. Well, sadly enough I think my luck has taken a turn for the worse. In January of 2006 I underwent a double by pass for my heart, and I also had a reccurance of a rare Myxoma tumor in my left atrium of the heart. This is the 2nd time we took that bugger out in three years time. They are saying this is radiation causes,but one doc said it was smoking caused. Three said radiation and chemo, one blamed the smoking. I have been fighting with SOB (shortness of breath) ever since my last open heart surgery (Jan 4, 2006 at Mayo Clinic), and then along with that other issues started to pop up. I not only have SOB, but I have dull aching in my groin area's, burning just under the skin going down my legs from the thigh down to the shins. I have also beem visited by anxitiy which occurs when the legs start to act up. I also get Chest pain in my heart area, AND in my right and only lung area. This appears to come and go, but lately it seems to be staying around longer each time, like about 10 to 15 mintues at a time. I just came off ALL my blood pressure pills, because I felt they might be causing a lot of what is going on with me. This is been Very frustrating, and somewhat depressing because we can't seem to get to the bottom of this. I think this is helping me being off the BP meds. I am seeing some good changes. I have been in an out of doctor's, hospitals once or twice a week over the last 11 weeks. All my tests are coming back clean and clear, yet I still have Sevear SOB, groin problems, burning in my leg problems, etc.,etc., etc, I'm giong to see my 5th cardologist Dec 13, If ANY of YOU have had ANYTHING that sounds like this I would be so grateful to you if you would share your insight on any of this. I am reaching for straws and trying very hard to figure all this out. I am so very limited to what I can and can't do becauuse of the SOB and the sharp heart pain. I'll take anything you have to throw at me for ideas or thoughts. I'll also take an extra prayer if you have on handy. Thank you all in advance.[/b] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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