Sunday, March 3, 2013

Time to call my oncologist

Last night I had a very uncomfortable sleep - went to bed with a back pain coming through to the right lung area that started a few mins prior to getting in bed.

 Within a couple of hrs the pain was thick and fast coming with a throbbing sensation, similar to the pain when peritoneal and then again when pleural meso presented itself all those years ago.  Both times it was overnight and then went away in the morning - enough to sounds alarm bells for me.  This time, pain tablets have done nothing to relieve it and the only mild relief was my old faithful wheat bag that I heat in the microwave for a few minutes and then put it on the area of pain to give warmth to that area.

The pain has now eased so I will contact my oncologist and get an appointment this week to discuss bringing the PET scan forward before I go to Washington as I need to know what is happening so that I can deal with it.

Living with Mesothelioma is dealing with what presents and getting on with daily life in the meantime for me!