Nov 29, 2013 - 4:26 pm
I know..we can't know until the biopsy, but, I hate waiting. Either way, I will deal with it. I just want to know, you know?
On 11/5 I started having pain at the top of my thigh and groin. 2 days later the pain was still there and I noticed a bump, probably the size of a quarter. I had fevers and one night had chills. I went to the dr and he put me on doxycydin. 4 days later, I was no better and went back. He put me on levoquin. A few days later, I was still having fevers daily, the bump had gotten a little bigger, and I was in a lot of pain. I paged the on call dr because it was a weekend, and she put me on Ceflex (sp?). 24 hours later I was still suffering, the bump had gotten a little bigger, and I went to the er. He did CAT scan, bloodwork, chest x-ray and ultrasound on my legs.
The er doctor was confused, or seemed to be, and said maybe it's not a lymph node but an absess, He said he was afraid to try to drain it because it looked solid, and called a surgeon who said I had to call her office first thing in the morning. The doctor really stressed for me to call tomorrow and get in there. So, I did, I went, and the surgeon looked at my image, examined me, and said "ok we have to get this out and make sure it's not cancer". She said she could not do it there because she had to remove the whole thing and I would be put under general anasthesia. She said again "we have to make sure this isn't cancer". She asked me if I had fever, chills, headache to which I replied yes to all. Then she asked if I had a cat, I said she said it could be cat scratch fever, but I have not been scratched. Then she said sometimes lymph nodes become enlarged if they have a lot of bacteria in them.
So here I am waiting, in a great deal of pain, getting fevers, feeling sick and exhausted, until Thurs when I can get this thing taken out.
What do you think? Does it sound like cancer?