It started last October, just after I got my flu shot in my left arm. I was feeling pain in the area where I’d received my flu shot and thought it was just a reaction to the shot. I went to the doctor and was seen by a resident (not my normal doctor) and was misdiagnosed. He said I had a pulled muscle and gave me exercises and sent me to physical therapy.
Well, by November, my sore arm started getting a lump the size of a baseball, so I went back to MY doctor, and he took one look at it and said, “You have a sarcoma, and we need to get on this.” Within 3 weeks, I had a biopsy, and the week after that I went into surgery to remove my entire deltoid muscle from my left arm. Still not fully recovered, I started full blown chemo treatments in January (72 hours of in-hospital chemo) and every 3 weeks after that.
Today, I am able to write this because I am a survivor and thankful to be alive and live every day like no other because of my wife and great friends who helped me through this journey!