Listen to your body...go to the doctor! Glad I did!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chickenlickin8, May 18, 2011.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Well, I felt something in my throat, like food that won't go down the last couple of months. Plus a little trouble breathing...just thought it might be allergies! It didn't seem normal but I lived with it. Family told me to go to a throat specialist to check it out. I'm one of those people that doesn't go to the doctor unless you are absolutely DYING! Not just for every little thing! I take vitamins, eat healthy, and don't get sick often. Soooo, I went to the throat doctor and he saw something in my throat with his scope...which went UP MY NOSE and DOWN MY THROAT....YUCK! I really got nervous! Upon doing an ultrasound, they found a tumor and 2 small cysts in my throat on my scary! I couldn't believe it. I scheduled surgery and they removed everything 1 week ago yesterday and got them biopsied.... NO CANCER....Thank GOD! My neck is very sore, black and blue, and I have a large cut at the base of my neck that should heal with a small scar but I feel like I can breath better and swallow better. Moral of the story is ...Listen to your body and do not be afraid to go to the doctor! [​IMG]
  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    Congrats for the good result! I'm glad your tumor was benign.
  3. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Quote:Thanks so much...ME TOO! [​IMG]
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I used to be one of those people, and now that I am older, I am seeing people like that dying because they waited too long. I still don;t go for every little thing, but if something just not right, I go.

    I am about to schedule an appointment because the left side of my throat has been sore off and on for over two months. Could be allergies, but why chance it?
  5. Moabite

    Moabite Songster

    Feb 24, 2010
    I needed to hear that story, not that I'm sick, but I would have never gone to the doctor because of that. I never have for any reason in my adult life. So I'm glad you did and shared your story.
  6. jennh

    jennh Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    [​IMG] I am so happy things turned out the way they did!!!
  7. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Thanks all! Can't sleep for some reason....I went for a follow up visit today and the doc said all looks like it is healing fine. He took some blood to check my Thyriod levels to see if I will need meds for that or not. He removed part of the Thyriod but he said he left enough of it that I should need Thyroid meds..... [​IMG] I will find out those results next week!

    Moabite - I'm glad this thread did it's job by touching one person like you that might make a difference in the future. Take care of yourself....there is only ONE of YOU! I learned that and it wasn't too late...thankfully! Fear of the unknown is the worst but knowing what you fear is half the battle!
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I'm one of those people that don't suck it up to the doctor about ailments. When I know there is something wrong, I go to doctor and he would brush me off like it was not "fibromyglia" because there is no such thing, yet I am still in pain and tests comes up elevated in the bile department (I don't have a gall bladder and still don't know how bile could be elevated) and I wanted more tests to find out exactly. After a year, doc still didn't want to do anything except going back for more blood tests of the same thing in the previous year. [​IMG]

    I just wait until either I pass out or something very ill or very wrong that I have to go to the ER to get something treated that my doc could have done. So even that, I finally ignore my body because there is "nothing wrong" with me after blood tests and all that jazz came out fine. [​IMG]

    OP, I am glad you got the help you needed. At least it is good to hear that you don't have cancer...that would be pretty scarey!
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Glad it turned out okay. [​IMG]
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ewesheep, I had a doctor like yours. I got rid of her and got one who listened to what I had to say. They do exist.

    Chickenlicken, glad you went and got "repaired."
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

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