Mar 03, 2014 - 6:54 pm
Hello friends! It has been about a year since I have posted on here, because I finally got the news I was hoping for after 7 long months of different doctors and biopsies. I thankfully was diagnosed with “over active lymph nodes” and not the scary C word.
Since last year a lot has changed! I no longer am a single girl! I am engaged and get married in April! I also moved and I live in Colorado now instead of NY. I love it here so much.
Anyways the reason why I am posting on here is because I confided in a lot of you while I was going through my rough year last year. And I was hoping for some type of words of encouragement or even just that I could just possibly be mad and am overreacting?
For the past month I have been feeling very tired, weak, and sore. It’s sporadic but it seems to be happening a lot more frequently. I also have had this terrible sensation in the middle of my chest. It feels like a giant is standing on it, constant pressure and pain, and also I have extreme pain in my lower back for no reason? There is what feels like a knot in that area where my kidneys are so I am just assuming that’s a pulled muscle? But as I felt all these awful things, last Saturday I found a rather large lump on the right side of my neck. I freaked out a little then ignored it because of my previous diagnoses. Then it didn’t go away after a week. So I googled all my symptoms on the Mayo Clinic site and it pointed to Hodgkin’s/Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. So I obviously panicked. I do not currently have insurance, so I was worried if I went to get tests and go through what I did last time to find out nothing is wrong would just break me into two. It ended up costing me 10,000 + with insurance, so without I don’t know what I would do. I did call my oncologist in NY and he told me to get a primary care physician here and make an appointment and see what they say. So I now have an appointment on Thursday with a new doctor and most likely go through this process again?
I guess I just wanted to post these symptoms and explain my situation in hopes you guys could give me advice again? Or at least tell me I am going crazy, and I have nothing to worry about. This site was my rock last year and hoping it still is!