Feb 10, 2013 - 5:43 pm
Hi all. I cannot tell you how much your replies mean and how much they provide me with the feeling that I am not alone.
I am 8 weeks out from last radiation and chemo. Stage IV neck, unknown primary. I had 7 weeks radiation and chemo. Last week I woke with my neck very puffy on the left side, where I had a neck dissection. It was very puffy, not overly tender just puffed out. I went to the doctor who "guessed" that I had a cold or sinus infection that just went to my neck as my neck if vulnerable from treatment. Gave me some antibiotics. Puffiness went down.
I was have been very tired last two days and slept more than usual. Woke up this afternoon with puffy neck, about twice the size aa usual. Anyone else every had a puffy neck like this and what did you do for it? Doc assured me it was not cancer returned and that just sort of part of the deal. Does that make sense to everyone?