Bloodwork inflammatory response - precursor to recurrence?
I've been having random progressive muscle, joint, nerve pains, stiffness and inability to move. Started with upper arm pains and couldn't even lift covers off with biceps not cooperating. Foot neuropathy came back. Hands went from healthy to like carpel tunnel, can't hold hair brush or make a fist and fingers feel like glass shards. I also cannot breathe deeply without a coughing fit. My doctors are trying to diagnose. It all started 10 days after covid vax booster, so could be related. Right now they are thinking it is polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) (though I'm younger than this typically happens). Ruled out RA and a bunch of others. But cancer recurrence is possible. As we are working our way through tests, my latest bloodwork showed multiple inflammation markers in the high zone appearing in the last 2 mos since my last blood test. My platelets are very high. Neutrophils high and neutrophil ratio high too. WBC count high. ESR high, CRP high. I'm wondering a few things. I'm wondering if anyone else experienced this sort of thing before finding out Mets. I'm also wondering if the inflammatory markers precede recurrence. I know that if inflammatory markers are high at time of diagnosis, it's bad news for prognosis, but I'm not sure if it is a precursor. Even if it is not cancer now, I'm very afraid that the systemic inflammation from whatever I have will provide the perfect environment for C to return. I appreciate any intel