Okay, I'll just jump right in. Been having very odd issues.
I had cancer in 2002-2003, long story short, this is what was done:
I was 27, been in remission since March of 2003.
In September of 2006, I started having pain and redness in my existing breast (never was reconstructed, not a candidate.) After a mammo, MRI, an ultrasound guided biopsy, and a surgical biopsy where they took out a golf-ball sized amount of tissue, it was decided I did not have breast cancer again, nor did I have IBS (another form of breast cancer.) They said mastitis, and I'm still dealing with that.
Since then, I've had ear infection after ear infection, severe headaches (sometimes w/ vomiting and sometimes proceeded by an aura), floaters in my vision (very odd) fatigue, itchy dry skin that when it does break takes a very long time to heal and poor turgor. I thought, maybe I'm diabetic, so I bought a cheap meter, nope, blood glucose is only high after I eat. I talked to my oncologist after the ear infections went on for a month, she prescribed another antibiotic, this one with Clav. This worked and even solved my mastitis, but now it's back in full force and my ear pain is too. When she gave me the med, she had testing my tumor markers, that came back okay, but she said my HgB was an 8 and put me on some iron.
I hate running to my doctor for every little ache and pain, but this is driving me nuts and I'm not sure what to do. (She doesn't mind if I call her, I just feel like she's got pretty sick people that need her more than me.) I've also had some weight gain, but I don't think it's related.
BTW- I'm a nursing student, so I've been pouring over my books. This could also be stress, but who knows. Anyway, I know the answer will probably be, "make an appointment with your doctor" at least that's what I would tell me. I really feel like it's gotta be stress, even if I don't feel stressed, but I'm just getting a little annoyed with my body right now... lol. Thanks for any help, and for letting me vent it here. (And it could be that I know just enough about medical stuff to make me nervous, but not enough to know what's going on like a doctor would....lol)
anyway,,, that's my story..
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