I had an enlarged painful lymph node. And my whole lymph system was generally unhappy. I took antibiotics, the golfball is now thumbnailsized, and doesn’t hurt. The lymphs are still irritated, and now I’m finding lumps all over my body and trying to figure out if they are new or not.
I have night sweats of the head and neck, and lack of energy, and I’ve lost 25 pounds in less than two months, most of it in the last four weeks and I keep getting kind of sick. If it wasn’t for the night sweats I’d blow it all off, but I’ve had those for quite a while and everything keeps pointing at Lymphoma. It’s likely something stupid, but if it’s not, it’s cancer.
But, I’ve also been on two different blood pressure meds, and a CPAP. So it’s not like there aren’t other changes going on, and it’s also allergy season off and on.
My wife and I had a conversation last night and she told me I needed to bug my doctor until I know, that hiding from it won’t help. I told her that’s funny coming from someone who sometimes won’t open bills she knows we can afford. I have completed my blood tests today, I think I’m going to wait until those results are in before I go any farther.
She also told me I’m not allowed to die. I agreed that she was on point there, but it doesn’t matter what I’m allowed to do. It’s stupid, but this has started to be a real issue.
So if you pray, please pray that I’m an idiot and paranoid, and if you don’t then cross your fingers for a couple seconds.