• I seem to be hyper-sensistive to what my body is feeling... is it common, to feel muscle burn in association,with this

    Asked by barejerr813 on Friday, December 23, 2011

    I seem to be hyper-sensistive to what my body is feeling... is it common, to feel muscle burn in association,with this

    cancer. i don;t want to be a pest and ask all kind of stupid questions. quite frankly I feel a little scared by all this, i have always been the one everyone asked help from.. so I am in an uncharted area

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    • KarenG_WN's Avatar

      Hi barrejerr813,

      First, don't feel like a pest. Asking all sorts of questions is exactly what this is a high part of what WhatNext is all about!

      I personally have not had cancer, so I can't speak from experience. But I can tell you that a lot of people here have asked about various issues concerning their muscles. If you see the search box above that says "people," (on the above right) click on the arrow and then click on "questions" - put muscle in the search box and you'll see all the conversations that have taken place.

      Of course, you should keep your medical team posted on any changes and questions you may have.

      Thanks so much,

      over 6 years ago
    • Heidi's Avatar

      My body is VERY hyper sensitive about all my symptoms. I am not sure with lung cancer but I know that my cancer had spread to my lung and every time i moved or coughed or tried to lay down I could actually feel the tumor in my lung move. I can feel when I am not drinking enough because i can literally feel my kidneys hurting. So like I said I am not sure about your type of cancer but I know mine has made my body super aware. Hope you had a great holiday!

      over 6 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar

      If you haven't started treatment yet, I think you have just become hyper-aware of your body because something bad is in it. I know after my initial diagnosis, but before my treatment, I felt a lot more pain, especially where I knew my tumors were. Remember that a big part of living well with this disease is winning the 'head game' that is cancer. Be informed. This is a good place to start. Best of luck with the PET scan.

      over 6 years ago
    • Lynn's Avatar

      You're not a pest! Cancer is uncharted territory for all of us until you get there. The best way to wade through the waters is ask the questions. The better you understand what is happening, the easier it is... or so I think.
      Over three years later and I still am hyper-sensitive to everything. And everything is cancer! My first thought about every little ache and pain is it's cancer rearing its ugly head again. As Ruth said, I big part of this is winning the head game. And being scared is natural. If you were not scared I would certainly wonder why you weren't.
      Muscles and joints still give me some problem. I blame everything on chemo because I was in a no-pain place prior to my diagnosis.
      Of course, the best thing to do is mention it to your doctor.
      Hang in there! I'm rooting for you.

      over 6 years ago
    • barejerr813's Avatar

      well , i have found the results of the pet scan, it was not good, cancer had already spread to other areas.. to the left lung, to the lymph nodes. to my brain as well, i am not able to have surgery done, it is right on top of my esphogus. actually, my wife asked for a referral to hospice from, my doctor when it got to about 6 months, "he said do you want that referral now."

      over 6 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar

      Yowza! Put the brakes on that there hospice plan. When I was first diagnosed, my cancer was FOUND in my bones. My PET scan revealed that it had spread to my femur, sacrum and spinal column, my liver, and my brain. It is 15 months later and I feel as good and am doing as well as I was before the cancer. The results of your PET scan do NOT indicate an automatic and immediate death sentence. Grrrrrrr....

      over 6 years ago

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