Ive read posts on this site about pancoast tumors, and wasnt going to post but I still would like a few more much knowledgeable peoples input. I hope this doesnt upset anyone since I know the subject has been over done.
smoked on and off a pack a day from 15-30yo when i quit
I have been aware of slightly clubbing fingernails and clubbed toes since 2011
my grandama died of lung cancer.
2011 had an eye chalazion which gave me a droopy eye but it wouldnt go away untill the eye doctor surgically removed it.
2012 I started to have left shoulder impingement. and remembering my grandmother having the same shoulder complaints plus my nails. I went to a doctor for the lungs . He put me into a large breathing booth, and said that test came out Good. he also did chest x ray. findings were: lungs are clear, heart normal size, no pleural effusion or pneumothrax. He told me to find a othro.
2013 I started having trouble swallowing , had a barrium swallow test done, test was clear. swallowing problem did go away shortly after. but once in a while i do have trouble swallowing.
2014 I started feeling either numbness or pulling sensation on my left side of face, went to neurologist and brian mri came out fine. I came to the conclusion that this was being cause at work either from overusing the left arm or stress. but no real answer.
I cant say how long back but I also feel an odd tightening sensation under my left foot
my main concern is my arm however , Im so frustrated because for the last few years Ive been getting this line of pain and discomfort that runs from my thumb to my should blade ( bottom right should blade) left arm. Now the shoulder discomfort is only while working, the thumb stiffness is always there, but it only gets worse when i work. ive been on leave for months and had no shoulder pain.
I been to many many PTs othro's since the last year, and heard so many differnt things im thinking about starting a new job instead of doing any surgery.