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In February, I wasn't feeling sick, but one of my lymph nodes was inflamed and my fibro was acting all crazy. I thought maybe I would come down w/something since most of my team was passing around strep & a viral infection. Luckily, or unluckily, I didn't get that.... but my lymph node was not decreasing in size. I didn't know what was going on. Early March, I had a day at home and I went to the Dr. to see if they had any advice. Since I work in healthcare, and work w/Doctors a lot, I could tell by his face & body language that he was nervous for me. He recommended a CT. After he had a consult with an ENT, they both recommended that I have a ultrasound guided biopsy. That's when I knew that it was getting more serious.
I had the biopsy on a Thursday morning. They said results take a few days, so I wouldn't hear back until Monday & if I hadn't heard back by Monday afternoon, to give them a call. I didn't have to. The Doctor called me bright and early Monday morning. He said I had lymphoma. Then he said that someone would call me and set up an appointment with the oncologist to talk about treatment. I saw the oncologist on Tuesday. They said I should start treatment immediately.
This was a few weeks ago on April 3rd, 2018. My client in San Diego was going live with 2 hospitals on April 7th. This "cancer thing" would have to wait.
I will try and journal as go through treatment. Do not feel obligated to read it, I just thought that it was a good idea since I am not always the best at being able to respond to everyone already.