Your biggest health scare?

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In your life so far what would you class as your biggest health scare and what did you do about it?

Before I go any further with this topic I’d just like to say please be mindful of others when you reply and be supportive of one another and above all don’t share anything that you don’t feel comfortable sharing.

Ive been very fortunate in my life so far to not have had any major health scares my worst one being my broken elbow which they feared wasn’t healing correctly and was going to leave me with limited mobility in one arm.
 

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I'm a 2 time cancer survivor. The first one was a big surprise to everyone and I was fortunate to get by with just surgery and not needing further treatment, only routine testing. I have a cat scan tomorrow afternoon and then my scope on Friday which are routine to make sure it hasn't returned. It's been 2 1/2 years.

The second cancer (unrelated to the first) didn't bring on that hard hit as the first but I had to have 2 surgeries and I was grumpy after the second one because I should have gone with my gut and told them to do it all in one surgery.

I'm supposed to have a biopsy to rule out a 3rd separate cancer but elective surgeries are closed in the state where I go for my medical treatment. So the scare is that, what if it IS cancer and it's spreading because the governors are being control freaks and not realizing they're putting MORE lives in jeopardy than saving by not allowing elective surgeries/tests?
 

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I have type one diabetes and am on an insulin pump. I think education is the key to being successful at managing it. The first thing I did was meet with a diabetic educator and I have attended some classes
 
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Mine is Hydrocephalus and what that is: Also called water in the brain, is a condition where there is an abnormal build up of CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) in the cavities (ventricles) of the brain. The build-up is often caused by an obstruction that prevents proper fluid drainage.

I get EXTREMELY bad headaches and some send me to the hospital.
 

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I had my biopsy to check for cancer on June 16 and even though it wasn't completely conclusive the doctor said she doesn't think that it's cancer. So that's good news.
 

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The biggest scare (that has since passed) was about fifteen years ago or so. I experienced weakness in my legs where the muscles had no strength and would go out from under me. I found it hard to climb stairs or walk across a room because my legs weren't supporting me. I recall one incident where I had gotten up from a chair and went toward my kitchen. My legs collapsed and I was on the floor for a few minutes until I could pull myself along back to my chair. Scary stuff. I had some testing done with my neurologist at the time and he suspected neuropathy, but the symptoms have since passed and my leg strength is fine now. I do still have extreme sensitivity in my feet (i.e. if my bare feet are touched), but that's the extent of it.
 

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I'm told I was desperately ill when I was a baby, with less than 50% chance of surviving. I'm not sure of exact details - I was too young to remember any of it - but presumably I fought it off adequately.

Since then I don't think I've had any particular scares. The closest I came was after a huge buffet outing when I felt a pressure in my chest that concerned me, but that passed as soon as I let loose a good burp.
 
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