My problems all began on a cruise during which I got what was diagnosed as cellulitis - it was extremely painful and full of fever, shooting red streaks up my entire left leg. Once that got better, I seemed to get a really bad case of bronchitis, beginning with just horseness. Then I began having severe pain and swelling at my sternum, left shoulder, and neck. My blood pressure rose sharply, and I ended up in the emergency room. It turns out that I also had a mini-stroke on each side of my neck durnign that episode. The pain and swelling got better with antiflammatory meds and also antibiotics for the bronchitis. During all of this I had a PET scan that shows a nodule in my left lung, enlarged lymph nodes, and "something" going on at my sternum. After both a needle biopsy and a more invasive biopsy during which a piece of my sternum was cut out, I still have no diagnosis. Neither biopsy has shown cancerous cells, but the doctor belives it is lung cancer that has spread. Based on the series of conditions leading up to this, does anyone have any alternative suggestions?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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