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 ?