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Worried about pancreatic cancer

16 Sep 2020 10:19


i'm 41, single mum to a 5 years old and I'm having the biggest health scare of my life.

I've never had any serious health problem before but lately i gained a lot of weight so i have now a BMI of 36.
For the past couple of months, i've been trying to eat healthier and exercise. 
I started having pain in my knees and schins and thought it was because of the exercise. But now i feel dull pain on and off all over, in joints and sometime in my forarm or thights or middle of the back...

2 weeks ago i had a spicy meal and started feeling pain in my upper left side while eating. The pain was moderate and stopped after a day or two. then it came back and since then, i have this dull pain that i can't quiet discribe. It's not a crampy or a burning sensation but more like if i had a little rock or something bugging me. I feel it a bit more when i bend over or stretch my arms above my head. 
I've seen my GP who prescribed blood work and abdominal scan.

Of course i googled my symptomes and based on the localisation (upper left abdomen under rib cage), it seems  like its either pancreatisis or pancreatic cancer. I have an appointment for my tests tomorrow and i'm scared to death. My mind keeps running. 

i've you ever experienced something similar and turned out ok ?

Thank you

Worried about pancreatic cancer

16 Sep 2020 20:14 in response to yeosandra

So blood work came back and everithing is within normal range except my ESR taht is at 40 (should be

from what i read both levels are "moderately" elevated and could mean an ongoing disease including infection and malignacy. I was scared now i can't even process or think. I have a 5 yo little girl...