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I should start by saying I'm a 38 year old male in pretty good shape and excercise very regularly. I'm a non smoker and only drink alchohol on special occassions (christmas etc). I surf as often as possible and cycle a lot too. I will however admit that my diet is not the best and I do have a sweet tooth.
Roughly about 2 years ago I started getting severe heartburn whilst surfing. It got so bad at times that it would hurt so much just trying to take a breath. I also noted that after surfing I would have pain on the lower right of my rib cage which would last a couple of weeks. I went to the GP and was told I had acid reflux and prescribed Omeprazole. Also I have been finding it harder to hold my breath for long whilst surfing.
Anyway, I noticed about a month ago that I was getting the pain without surfing. I would describe it more as a dull ache under the right of my lower rib and also I started to get a new ache/pain in my lower back on the right hand side. I also noted that I had lost about 1 stone in weight within 5 weeks. I have not had any heartburn for months though so I went to the GP. He examined me and concluded that because my tummy wasn't sore when he pushed it and I have not been getting heartburn, that it isn't a gall bladder isuue. He sent me for blood tests and a chest Xray aswell as a urine sample. Everything came back normal except for my bloods which were normal except for something liver related was raised. I have been asked to go back for further blood tests and am awaiting an ultrasound scan of my Liver and Kidney.
I have had a day or two over christmas where I don't really feel any aches or pains and I've also gained about 5 pounds in weight in 10 days. Other than this issue I'm having I generally feel great and healthy and full of life. I can't stop worrying though that I might have cancer or something else serious as everything I read points to that. I have been going out of my mind with worry and feel so lonely despite having a great wife and four fantastic daughters Sorry for the long post, I just needed a way to try and clear my head.
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