Jun 10, 2013 - 10:40 pm
I'm currently waiting to go for a biopsy of a lump (or three) in my tongue next Monday. I'm making myself insane worrying and I just want to hear feedback from those who may have more insight than I do.
I'm 26 years old, 27 in September. Mama to two little ones- 2 and 4 yrs old. I'm healthy. I don't smoke, or drink or even eat dairy or gluten. I'm crunchy to say the least and very aware of toxins etc.
However, my dentist recently asked me about the lump in my tongue. I've had this lump since I was younger... maybe 20? I don't even remember when I first noticed it. I showed it to my primary care dr. when it first appeared- it would swell very large and disappear and come back through the day and seemed to be related to stress or being tired etc. She dismissed it as something ... I don't even know what she said. (long story short though...this dr suck and sent my grandmother home while she was having an active heart attack.. soo. yeah).
Anyway, my dentist is alarmed because it is blueish black on the bottom right side of my tongue and I have what seems to be like three distinct lumps now. maybe about pea size. She didnt say what she thought it was but referred me to an ENT right away... which clued me in to the fact that it might be serious.
It does not really hurt...I definitely can feel it and sometimes it has sensations and sometimes it swells. I have a history of sever bulimia and currently have pretty significant tooth decay from that...although I've been recovered since I was 19 years old.
I'm having a really hard time relaxing about this..... I'm trying to believe that this is super rare and that its impossible to happen to me, young and healthy. but I'm terrified.
I need to be here for my kids. Does this sound like tongue cancer? I do seem to have a lymph node that is a little larger under my jaw on the right side than on the left but...I feel like I'm making it up now that I'm looking for symptoms.
It's so hard to wait.