I dont know the right place to put this down, but i thought i would write my thoughts,
I am a 33 year old male living in australia, very active climbing and doing all sorts of sports,
recently well today i was given the news i have a spinal tumor in my T1 area its all mumbo jumbo to me right now but i just wanted to share my feelings and what has happened in case someone else is feeling like i did..
So anyway about 2-3 years ago out of no where i started feeling tingling in my right upper thigh area.. i started feeling a bit funny in the leg so i started getting masages, then my toes started to go cold well thats what i thought it was but they are Numb, then it started my knees were cold(Numb) pins and needles, then after having massages and then seeing a pysio they said it could be from your sports, i was super fit , but after 6-8 months of this i started feeling tingling around my rightside waist,
a few months passed and it was started to make me angry i thought is this ever gonna go, i went to a acupunturist and they said i may have nerve damage, 6 visits and nothing, went to a chiropractor he said i have sciatica problems.
after 2-3 years of putting up with cold legs and trying to sleep. the last 3 months it transferred to my left side, where my left leg was week and i occasionally stubbed my toe and my work boot on the left was always scrubbing out..when i had trouble lifting my leg into the car to drive i knew something bad was happening.. 3 weeks ago i went to a doctor who said you may have a spinal injury but i thought how?? i was never in a massive crash or like!! he referred me to a neurosurgeon who sent me for a MRI telling me i could have MS or a brain tumour or tumour in the spine..
meanwhile i was running into walls walking up my home staircase, hard to bend over.. vertigo falling over a real problem.. trouble going to the toilet to piss..
yesterday i had a MRI today i was told by the doctor that i have a tumour in my sphine around mid to upper back its the size of a golfball and is pressing on my nerves,,
If this is happening to any of you go and see a doc and ask for a MRI i have been going through 2-3 years of not feeling my legs thinking my so called nerve damage will come back, and not realising that a tumour is pushing on my spinal chord..
now i wait for a hospital appointment and go and get it removed,its operatable but not sure what i have..
if that has helped anyone then i am glad my bad luck has helped anyone out there...
i have been feeling alone, helpless and mentally going crazy, me being a 33 year fit young man and believing i am invicinble does not help.. but i guess i now know i aint..
Off for an operation soon i hope..