But the pain is in my kidneys, not my bladder, and if the bladder had been inflamed, surely I would have felt some burning or urgency to pee when I was first diagnosed in Oct 2014. But I had no such symptoms.
Sorry, but this is just crazy. I was a fit, active person and my back is and was in good shape. I know where my kidneys are and I know it's my kidneys that are hurting - not my spine, not my muscles. They are so tender that I cannot lean back against a chair or sleep on my back. Please don't tell me my kidneys are not hurting because they bloody well are.
I am waiting for a hospital appointment now with a urologist, but as I said in my opening msg, first appointment is June 7 and I don't think I can wait that long. I had bloods done when I last visited GP surgery; all looked normal as far as kidney function, but I doubt it was a full spectrum analysis and was not given sight of any results.
Ha! A&E? They have been gridlocked in the UK for months. The whole of the NHS is overburdened and there are not enough specialists to go around. But thanks anyway.I still have no idea of what kidney diseases other than cancer might cause this kind of pain, and I don't believe it's cancer. So...back to square one.