Feb 02, 2013 - 4:41 pm
My mother had stage 4 throat cancer, her two year battle ended in October. She was HPV positive.
Now I went to the dentist on Wednesday and he said I have a mass that needs to be looked at. I did not tell him about my mother being sick and passing away.
But this is like De Ja Vue.
All my life my mother and I shared drinks. If she had a glass of tea then WE had a glass of tea. Up to the day she fell into a coma I shared my drinks with her. We were close.
I did not understand the HPV virus until after she passed and I started reading about it a little more.
I knew I had something going on in my throat/jaw area but I thought it was TMJ as I had been stressed over the last two years. Now I am worried, and the more I reflect on the last 6 to 9 months I can see more and more the same things my mother was going through before she was diagnosed.
SO THE QUESTION:
Could my mothers active HPV virus have spread to me through drinking after her?
I know you are not doctors but I need some sort of someone to vent my worries to as my whole family has been through so much.
Something feels stuck in the very back of my throat.
Under my jaw hurts, like a pressure pain.
My right ear rings and I can't get rid of this headache.
Went to my GP today. After looking and feeling and poking for what seemed a lifetime, GP says there is def something going on, Blood test done and waiting for results. He said he wont send me to a ENT until I do one cycle of antibiotics. He says he need to rule out infection but does not think that is what is going on. He felt the "Mass" under my jaw and could see a slight buldge in my sinus cavity. Put me on something to coat my throat(little pearls) and numb it. He took a swab of the gross nasty tasting drainage and said that is not mucus. So now I wait, He said to call him in a week if the mass has not gotten smaller and he would get me into an ENT, but to follow up with him in two weeks anyway.
He also ran a test for Fanconi Anemia, which my mother had.
When I got on the scale today I was schocked to see I had lost 15lbs since christmas. I knew I had lost some but no clue it was that much.
Anyway, that is my update.
GP is concerned, told me to just take it easy for the next couple of weeks because if it is cancer I wil need all my energy. DUH