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    Old 11-12-2017, 05:59 PM   #1
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    Not sure what to do about vacation with all these tests

    I have a vacation scheduled to start on Friday of this next week, but i go in for a CT scan on Tuesday and the doctor said it would take a week to get the results.

    It all started about early August. I started having some mid chest pain and mid back pain when i took deep breaths it hurt a bit more. Right at the end of August i had an episode of near blackout(loss of consciousness) Which caused me to go to urgent care.
    They did an EKG and saw nothing but recommended i go to the emergency room which i did. They did another EKG along with blood tests and xray which all came back with no issues showing my lungs and heart in good shape.
    They referred me to a heart specialist who then ordered a stress test(13 [email protected] bpm), ECHO(Normal) and more blood tests(Normal). The heart doctor ordered no follow up.

    Concurrently i went to my primary care doctor who ordered another slew of blood tests Valley fever, viral, parasite, immuno etc.. all came back normal. They tried putting me on prednisone and prevacid both of which did nothing.
    My primary care finally chalked it up to hiytal hernia and ordered no follow up.

    Fast forward to end of September the mid chest pain is about gone and the back pain comes and goes, however i still have pain when i take deep breaths. My company offers a high level physical so i take advantage of it. They do pulmonary function test which shows normal spirometery(sp) along with blood and urine tests again normal.

    October I finally decide that maybe its just a back problem of some sort and give up, but late in the month a friend at work has a major heart issue and when he returns we begin talking and i share my issues. He tells me he had a close friend who had the same symptoms and it turned out to be cancer and that i should keep pushing until i get a solid answer.

    I go back to my primary care last week who now says my lungs sound like bubble wrap and he suspects pleurisy and wants me to get a CT scan. He puts me on 20mg prednisone 3x a day and meloxcin 15mg which has helped my back pain but not done anything about the deep breath pain which is mild/light and i have developed a cough (but so has the rest of my family). I also now have what feels like slight pressure on my lower left back.

    My CT scan is scheduled for Tuesday and is suppose to take a week to get the results. I am scheduled to go see family for the holidays but not be back until the end of the month but if this is something serious and i have already lost three months i'm not sure its a good idea.

    I'm 31 yrs Male. I smoked from about 16-23. I work out 6-7 days a week and have through out this cardio and weights. The pain hasn't been constant but has occurred more days than not.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

     
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    Old 11-13-2017, 03:55 AM   #2
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    re: Not sure what to do about vacation with all these tests

    Go on the trip. With holidays coming up the docs aren't going to see you anyway till after.

     
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    Old 11-13-2017, 07:19 AM   #3
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    Go on the trip,...if something serious comes up, they will call you. Verify that they have the correct cell number to reach you. If you have to cut your trip short, you'll deal with it then, but there is an excellent chance that whatever it is can wait until you return. You've lasted this long!~ (wink).
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    Old 11-13-2017, 06:33 PM   #4
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    Re: Not sure what to do about vacation with all these tests

    Thank You! They rescheduled my scan to today so im hoping they will have results by Friday so i can go early in the morning.

     
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