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6 months ago:
I started to notice that my eyes would get watery. At the time, I didn't think much of it becuase there was no pain involved and I thought it might be casued by looking at electronic screens for too long.
5 months ago:
I morning during summer vacation, I was about to take a shower before starting my day. Before I entered the shower, I noticed a black spot on my toe . That black spot was not a birth mark and I had not ever seen it prior to this day. My initial reaction was to wipe it off. When it didn't come off, I started to panic. Immediately, I began to research skin cancer and different types of melanomas. Based off of what i read off the internet and the spot on my foot, I was certain I had skin cancer. This caused me great fear and anxiety. When I went to my appointment with my dermatologist, he checked out the spot and quickly dismissed it as being 'trapped blood' or a briuse. Even after that, I wasn't sure how to treat the spot but i had to take my doctor's word for it that i was not going to die of skin cancer.
4 months ago:
For a couple of weeks I would wake up and I would feel a sharp pain in my left ear. I only felt this pain in the morning right after I woke up. I would never feel the pain throughout the day. One morning a severe headache accompnied the ear pain the moment I woke up. To this day, 4 months later, the headache has not gone away. The only difference is the severity in which I feel the headache. I feel a numbness on the top right side of my head and on the right side of my face (bridge of nose, forehead). I feel as if there is water sitting on my head or if someone has their hand on my head. This headache caused me anxiety becuase I thought that I had a brain tumor or an anuerysm. I had an MRI done of my brain with brain stem and it was clear. I also had blood work done. Everything in the blood work came out good except that bilirubin was slightly high. I also had a urine test that was clear of abnormalities.
3 months ago:
I started to experience diarrhea and irriatable bowels as well as excessive belching. These symtoms have lasted until the present (3 months). I might get healthy solid stool once a week. The diarrhea is loose but not watery. There is no blood in the stool and it is not black. I also began to experience trouble swallowing around this time. I went to an Ear, Nose, Throat doctor and he diagnosed me with having acid reflux because my larynx was inflammed and because of the excessive belching.
2 months ago:
At random moments during the day, my hands would tremor slightly. I would also get cramps and muscle spasms in my abdomen and legs. These symtoms worry me becuase it makes me think that I might have Parkinsons's or Lou Gerhig's Disease (ALS/Motor Neurone).
1 month ago;
My bladder, lower back, and pelvic area began to ache. About a week later, I started to feel a dull ache in my right testicle. I still that pain in my right testicle during the day. I have checked my testicle for lumps, but I dont find any. My testicle is not swollen or inflammed, it just aches. I am afraid that I have testicular cancer and I am going to die or that I am going to have to live with only one testicle.
During the past six months, I have tried to research and browse the internet to find what illness that I could have. In these efforts, my fears led me to cancer websites. On these cancer websites I would read about how teenagers would be diagnosed with cancer during the primes of their lives. Undoubtedly, I am afriad that all the aforementioned syntoms are the caused as a result of cancer. More so, I have developed great stress, anxiety, and anger toward cancer. I truly wish that babies, children, teenagers, and young people did not have to suffer and die from cancer.
I hope that there is a person that is able to fadvise me I should do next. I really want to feel healthy and feel good again. I want to live.
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