I am certain I have cancer, as yet which type but through my own research on internet I believe I have a cancer which is now spread to lungs. Numerous fumbling doctors have given me the run around for 3 years. I am not fearful but prepared for unfortunate news. I have made peace with God and thank myself for leading a very active life in my 50 years here. List of symptoms
3 years ago spasm in right bowel ( has continued off and on but not severe )
Constant soft stools for the last 10 Months ( sigmoidoscopy revealed nothing, no occult bleeding on FOB test )
4 Months ago Right sided sciatica ( pain has going but muscle weakened and atrophied, never he same again ). Still awaiting MRI of sacral 2 Months after test.
Erectile dysfunction, increased urgency in urinating.
3 Months ago Brachial plexus pain in left arm and shoulder ( now arm has become weak )
3 Months ago started coughing up clear mucus
1 Month ago still coughing up lots of clear / white sticky stinky chemical smell mucus, have notice a streak of blood very occasionally.
Breathing more difficult like when I lay flat sometimes I think I am not getting breath and feel unsteady on feet.
Forgive me for this one I stink of cancer. This horrible musty/ peppery smell coming from everywhere on me including breath.. Not that I have noticed this smell on any other cancer patients.
Occasional sweating at night but not profusely.
Appetite not brilliant, my weight has fallen a few pounds in the last Month.
The tragedy here is that my Mum was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma two years ago aged 85. She is a survivor and in remission. I know I will break her heart.
I feel that I need to write my diagnosis in a brown letter and hand it to a doctor before they diagnose me or before I drop dead before they find out the truth.
My own diagnosis stage 4 colon cancer with mets to lung and spine
What do you think of my somewhat crude approach
Best wishes in your own situ.