Sep 25, 2013 - 11:00 pm
My brother made a trip "home" this past weekend. It was great seeing him. He looked so much better than when I visited him a few weeks back. The whole family came over to visit with him. We also celebrated his daughter's 21st birthday. It was a great weekend; we all had a wonderful time. That's the good news. The bad news is, he called this evening to tell me about something "weird with his neck". He says it looks awful. I believe it to be Lymphedema. Yes, I went to the internet after he told me what was going on. He went to work the first time today after weeks off. By the end of the day he said his neck was swollen and looks like there is fluid in it.
Do you think I am correct in my "diagnosis"? He did call his ENT, but the office was closed. He will call again in the morning. I decided to ask you good folks about this instead of doing more reading. It is something I never heard anyone talk about here before, then just now I read a post from Roar that mentioned the word! Is this something that can be treated? Will it go away? Will it get worse? Is it something to worry about?
The timing of this couldn't be worse for him. He works with the public. I feel so bad, things have been going pretty well until now.
Please shed some light on this for me if you can.
My heart aches for him and all of you wonderful warriers.