My doctor called a little bit ago. I had a CT scan done last week and my results came in today. They aren't good. I have a 4 centimeter mass in my throat and they believe it's lymphoma. In the next few weeks I have more CT scans, a biopsy, blood work.... And I can't think right now. I'm so scared and I don't know what to do.
Any words or advice? I know it's not really a confession or anything, but this is the main board that I'm on.
Okay, pic one is me pointing to where it is. Pic 2 is without my finger.
****Thank you all SOO much for the positive thoughts, prayers, good ju-ju, whatever you do. Thank you. I will update this post as I get information and results.****
So yesterday was my appointment with the specialist. A funky tasting and a scope shoved down my throat later, I got told that he 'doesn't believe it's cancerous' due to it not being hard AND fixed in place. Could have fooled me, but I'm not a specialist in this crap.
It IS a tumor of some sort. So he did a biopsy. He numbed me, then took 3 samples, and that was a whopping 6 stabs in the neck, folks! I hate needles. I REALLY hate needles. Anywho, no problems until I go to leave. All of the sudden, my vision went black, my hearing went all wonky, and I threw up. My BP was out of whack and then I was good again. No more problems once that little episode passed.
Other than that, I find out my results on the 19th and if nothing shows up I have to have it removed since it's causing problems when I'm sick. So pretty much, I'm looking at surgery no matter what, but I may or may not have to have chemo depending on the results.
And today my neck is sore. I guess 6 needles pokes will do that though, huh?
Well, my chest, abdomen, and pelvic scan came back normal! But I was also informed that no matter what, I'm going to have to have surgery to remove the tumors in my neck. Plural. Apparently there's like 2 strands of messed up lymph nodes that need to come out, regardless of the biopsy outcome. :/
Other than that, my neck is still a bit sore to the touch. I find out the results on the 19th. Yay.
So I had my results come in from the biopsy and they were undiagnosable so today I went back for another one. By the time I was out of the appointment my massive lump was so small that I can't even feel it!!!! They firmly believe that it is a system of cysts and no cancer! I will update with the actual results when they come in, but I feel SOOOO much better now! Well, they had to stick me 10-15 times with needles in order to get the gunk out, but it'll be worth it. I can finally breathe easy. Literally.