I had a sudden horrific sharp pain through my upper back that went through my chest last Tuesday at 5:30am. I felt like I was having a heart attack that I had to call 911, cause I could not move the pain was so over whelming, and I could not breath. The ambulance came and picked me up and took me to the Hospital they took blood tests and found my Pancreas was inflamed and that it may have been the cause. Then they had a GI doctor come in and run a test and low and behold my stomach lining was bleeding it was like, gee what in the heck is all this going on with me! Then the doctor thought, I am going to do an MRI test on her and see just by chance if her T4 is out in her mid spine, it is hardly likely it would be, but we will do the MRI anyway. Well low and behold my T 4 was out and he said, it was protruding my lung. I was like what in the world! What does that mean? He said, if I rested for a few weeks it should stay in place and heal.I had never ever heard of that before in my life, nor do I ever want to experience that kind pain again. just got out of the Hospital last Friday night.
I could not make much sense out of this doctor and I asked him a million questions. I felt I was not getting them answered.
Can someone Please explain to me what is a T4 I am looking some of it up and can it really heal itself? What are the chances this will ever happen again? Also how can it protrude in the lung? Should I see a specialist on this? I feel like I am shot in the back everyday and it goes through my chest. The doctor did the test by chance cause he said this does not happen much.
Well since being home from the Hospital my lower back every time I lay down kills me it hurts so much. I so not understand now why that is flared up. I am awake most of the night trying to move and stop the pain some how.
Any insight would be great.