Hi my name is Kay and I am petrified!
Hello everyone I write this right now with a feeling that I really cannot continue anymore! In January 2016 I developed a cough, the dr sent me for an x-ray and it was normal.
I have developed another cough and pain in my left shoulder, the cough has been persistent since the onset of 3 colds since November last year & I vaguely recall my shoulder aching when I moved house in October last year - however with these two symptoms I read on the web that it is the first symptoms of lung cancer. I went to the Dr about 3 weeks ago and she listened to my lungs said they sounded clear, she said I might have acid reflux with my symptoms and prescribed PPI's & anti anxiety tablets and made another appointment for me on Feb 20th. I asked what are the chances of lung cancer at 36 and she said 1 in a million! I tend to disagree as there are plenty stories of people getting lung cancer in their 30's - quite ALOT actually!
Basically the cough is still here, the shoulder pain is still here, I seem more breathless than ever and I REALLY am suffering here. I am nervous all the time, I weigh myself every fortnight & eat as much as I can... I am so scared I have cancer! I check my oxygen levels, BPM and blood pressure throughout the day...I am literally in tears writing this but it feels like I have no one else to turn to! What do I do when they tell me I have it, how will I cope!
I need some advice or someone that has been through or going through the same thing PLEASE!