Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by Prsartist on Wed May 09, 2012 11:13 AM
by Annroth on Thu May 10, 2012 01:51 AM
I realize we are all different but my experience was extreme fatigue, vague ache up under my left rib cage, SOB, put on oxygen as I am also working thru a clinical depression and my body is really drained. The Dr finally LISTENED and took a cat scan of my CHEST, the tech was still on the phone and noticed something at the BASE of my left lung---they did a cat scan of the abdomen and who-la---I ended up with a grade 111 ,encapsalated tumor that had EATEN UP MY WHOLE LEFT KIDNEY and was working on the fat in my belly---and I DIDN"T EVEN KNOW IT! No blood in the urnine--etc--They removed the kidney and I did well for 2 1/2 years with no further tx---3 weeks ago my yearly cat scan shows a Different kind of cancer---enlarge nodules (3.5) under my right arm and 1.--under the left arm then one in the center of my chest. As I am 80 years old this mo, he asked if I wanted to just let it go, and I SAID, NO! That is what Obama wants but I want to live, I planted a few flowers last week, like that was enough reason for letting me live for awhile. But I had my PET SCAN last Wed and no word of what is going on, maybe I am too anxious, but this isn't tiddily winks we are playing with! I also have shoulder, lower back---left side--again---I take Synthroid and have for 50 years and it is OK as far as I know---I am having headaches, and the right eye and ear, sinusitis I assume, heat helps. My friends tell me to "SUCK IT UP" but I have been too eshausted to take care of my home for years--partly due to a clinical depression, which is finally clearing----sigh---I never smoked, which through the Drs a curve--well, I am sorry-----just deal with the FACTS and leave my mental health to ME. -When you are saddled with NERVES early on in your life, unfortunately, a LOT OF SYMPTOMS are ignored in a timely fashion. HOpe this helps---my lungs were OK all thru this and at the removal of the kidney about 3 years ago, no lymph nodes were involved---Best Wishes
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