Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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  1. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    I have had a left middle back ache for 4 months and keep thinking it's my lung. It's there every day and my left shoulder hurts too. I had my bloods done twice and oxygen levels checked and tapped and listened to and all ok. If it was muscular why now am i feeling chesty and bringing loads of green phlegm up every day too. I am trying to be rational but i can't stop worrying it's my lung.
     
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    Dechi Senior Member

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    Worrying for 4 months is a long time ! Why don't you ask your doctor for an x-ray of your lungs ?
     
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  3. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    I got my bloods done and oxygen levels checked about 2 months ago.
     
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    @Dechi is right. These symptoms are not normal, especially when they've been going on so long. An X-ray would certainly be a simple and easy way to check out some possibilities. And if that isn't conclusive, I would think that further tests are warranted. The fact that your blood and oxygen levels are OK (or were OK two months ago) isn't terribly significant, as there are many problems that could produce your symptoms that wouldn't show up in those tests. I don't know what the fundamental problem is, but I do know that this is the type of thing that it's best not to ignore.
     
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    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    Worrying even more now. I have a drs apt on friday.
     
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    @Fuzzyhead Great, let us know how it goes. Try not to worry too much until then.
     
  7. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    He listened to my lungs and felt my abdomen and said it seemed muscular.
     
  8. Dechi

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    No x-ray ? Do you feel relieved, did his answer satisfy you ?
     
  9. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    No no x ray. No i don't feel relieved at all but i suffer with health anxiety. I won't settle until i know for sure.
     
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    What did the doctor say about the green phlegm?

    A chiropractor could very well be able to tell you if you had a muscular problem in that area - mine would, he's very good.
     
  11. Fuzzyhead

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    I saw an osteopath when i first got the pain and she said all my left felt tight and locked and the day after i saw her i could hardly lift my left arm.
     

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