Jan 31, 2014 - 10:27 pm
I was diagnosed with HPV+ metastatic SSC of the right tonsil with several lymph nodes involved on the right and a negligible amount on the left Jan 2013. I had two rounds of chemo with three weeks off in between and then 33 rad treatments w/ chemo. I finished the end of May and had a clean CT in August. I'm scheduled for PET/CT in two weeks.
The second week of January 2014 I came down with cellulitis in my neck and had to have IV antibiotics in the hospital for four days and then ten days of oral anitbiotics at home. During my hospital stay I noticed a swollen lymph node towards the back of neck, but given the obvious infection running through my body I wrote it off. Now three weeks later and after all my antibiotics the painless node, though tiny, is still there. It is nowhere near the size of my lymph nodes before, but it is there.
Now I have all the paranoia of recurrence. Has anyone had this happen to them?
Thanks for any responses!