I been given the green light to go back to Practicing Jiujitsu . Its been almost three Months since I was last able to roll ( Practice). I have many concerns for example, I am still getting a Muscular and skeletal pain in my ribs and back. Its started as soon as i started Gleevec.. My Doctors doesn't know what it is one CT Scan showed that my spleen had shrunk and thats what they thought was causing my rib pain. I have also been getting a tingle in my back about a inch or two from my spine . About twice a month it goes from a tingle to a sharp pain that comes and goes in spurts. My wife feels my back and she does say that if feels a little swollen muscle or tendon not sure ( feels like knot ) . I have had EKG and two CT scans and nothing really show. This week I have also developed a nagging feeling on the left side of my chest that feels like I have tape pulling on my skin towards my arm pit. I do have some good days where I don't feel anything.. I also have a feeling of shortness of breath but it goes away when i jog which make me think its just anxiety.. I really only feel the shortness of breath when I am seating down. I went in to my Cancer Center on friday because I thought it could be a Infusion of some kind. The doctor don't think it is because my lungs sound clear and I am only 36 years old.
Shortness could also be my allergies and Sinus acting up.
My Worries with Jiujitsu is that my jiujitsu partners are often placing there weight on my chest making it hard to breath.
It is a high cardio work out and if Gleevec is causing issues to my heart I don't want to put more stress on it.
I would like to go back some day but i feel that I should give a month or two longer to see if some of these side effects go away..
The last thing I need is a bruised rib and me freaking out that its some thing wrong. ( Freak out mode and go visit the doctor again for something I don't have)
Maybe I should just find a new hobby/sport/stress reliever! I doubt that anyone has any CML/Jiujitsu experience but do any of you who do higher extreme sports also had the same concerns?