Hi Deb, I was getting ready to post a welcome when I realized I needed to sautee some onions for the sausages for dinner...hehehe....
Welcome Gayle! Wow, you must be scared out of your mind....sorry you are going through this now. Unless you have your MD, please abandon your internet searches until your doc appointment...look at the anxiety it is putting you through! While you could have IBC, you certainly may not have it,...try not to freak yourself out until you have more to support the diagnosis. After my diagnosis, I looked at my own chest xray. I was positive it was full of mets in my lungs, little round tumors all over the place. I was nauseous all weekend thinking about
it...you know what it was? My blood vessels! I realized that since I did not have a radiology degree, it was silly for me to try and diagnose myself.
While information is important and empowering, it sounds like you are on information overload right now. My advice is to back off the research and try to stay busy until your next appointment. And keep us posted, OK?