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Peculiar dream about cancer
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:06:10 AM »
For about the last three weeks, I've had pain under the ribcage on my left side. A bit of Googling suggested it might be costochondritis, which I've had before on the right-hand side. I went to see my doctor, who listened to my chest to rule out anything cardiac and said she tended to agree with me. She gave me anti-inflammatory cream to rub in, and it has started to improve though the discomfort is still there (particularly when I make certain movements).

Last night, I had a bizarre dream in which I went to see a cancer specialist who informed me that "you have a tumour on your kidney I don't think it's cancerous, and even if it is I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, as we can remove it easily enough and you don't need two kidneys to function".

On waking up, I Googled the symptoms of kidney cancer, and to my surprise pain in the side is one of them (although I don't think the pain is in the right place or of the right type to be anything to do with kidneys).

Part of me wonders whether my subconscious is attempting to tell me something and whether I should get an ultrasound done at the hospital, whilst my other half thinks it would be a complete waste of time, as I dream about all kinds of surreal nonsense (though never before anything health-related).

What does everyone else think?
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Re: Peculiar dream about cancer
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 11:31:19 AM »
I think you are just focusing on your health.  Dreams are snippets of things we see, hear, read and think about.
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Re: Peculiar dream about cancer
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 11:51:05 AM »
Absolutely. The strange thing is that kidney cancer is not something that has ever occurred to me before, nor something I have ever read about.
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Re: Peculiar dream about cancer
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 12:06:30 PM »
You could have heard it (not "listened" but in passing "heard" it - it didn't register in your conscious mind, but your subconscious picked it up.   Our minds are strange animals :)  I just dreamt about my friends brother who died YEARS ago - I never met him, my friend NEVER talks about him and there he was in my dream!
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Re: Peculiar dream about cancer
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 12:32:25 PM »
Haha - I always think my dreams are my subconscious telling me something, but I know it is just my mind playing it's neat tricks on me again -as it has my whole life.  Just last night I had a dream that I had inflammatory breast cancer - and woke up all scared because I have been having pain in my breast.  You need to remember that we have "special" brains lol :)  Plus - you would have a lot of more symptoms because once the pain starts it is far along with tons of other issues - blood in urine, etc... see- you are fine!!
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