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Sigh. Off all meds as of yesterday. The lymph lumps have become softer but still haven't disappeared . And I've become a lil bit of C than D -- wouldn't complain about the solid BM's if it's not for the pain, always worse when BM's are solid/C-ish... Still multiple BM's, so no luck there reducing the number...

After a search on google, I think now I understand why my dr. was suggesting an ear-nose-throat specialist if the antibiotics and antiviral combined doesn't work... And to my great surprise, I realized after reading all that info that having blood in the nasal mucus every single day is not normal -- it's been like this for me for years and I thought it was normal and that everybody was like this -- I even told my dr. that my nose felt fine and there's nothing out of the ordinary, because I didn't know! It's a bit surprising to discover that it actually isn't... And then I asked Hubby who has a nose problem and always sneezes, blows his nose, and clears his throat and he said, "no, I don't have a trace of blood from there!" ... I mean, whoa, hopefully it won't be like what my dr. was thinking!

Call him now? I'm not sure -- last time after seeing him, an appt. was scheduled early next month... so is it really necessary to call him up with my new "realization"??? I don't know... Is it really necessary? Or am I just being hypochondriacal? I really don't know!



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MyOwnSavior

Apr 22 2009 12:54 PM

Cherrie,

So sorry to hear that the meds haven't helped ... though, perhaps to help put your mind at ease, I have had cases where I've gone through the entire course of antibiotics only to have my primary symptoms go away a week to two after stopping the treatment. Evidently they "continue to work" or something.

As far as the blood in the mucus; I know that I have that, too, on occassion, but certainly not everyday. Then again, I had a deviated septum corrected about 5 months ago, so I just chalked it up to that (when it's happened recently). I really don't know - however - what it means if it does happen everyday. I'm sure there are a ton of reasons besides the obvious, worst-case scenario, though. Still, as you know, seeing an ENT to run the appropriate tests would obviously be a good idea at this point.

Best of luck.




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Cherrie

Apr 23 2009 09:17 AM

Thanks, MOS!

I've decided to wait for a couple weeks until the appt. and see if by then the lumps would go away. Yeah, hopefully it won't come to anything scary and hope these 2 are just separate things. Fingers crossed.

I remember your surgery back then. How's your nose/throat now? Hope it's doing well and doesn't bother you anymore.

Will keep y'all posted :)




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MyOwnSavior

Apr 24 2009 08:10 AM

Let's hope that turns out to be the case

Well, I don't know that it did a whole lot. Doctors say the "septum" is straight now, but its' just as hard to breathe as before. So who knows...

Best of luck!




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evulienka

May 02 2009 04:44 AM

Hey Cherrie,

I´ve been checking your blog for new entries but you haven´t posted any news ... so how are you doing? Do you feel any better? Hope the lymph nodes have gotten smaller.
Thinking of you and sending big (((HUGS)))




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Cherrie

May 06 2009 03:42 PM

Hi MOS & Evu, thank you both sooo much!

They're still running tests on me, so I won't be able to really know until maybe towards the end of this month... (sorry I haven't been on -- been having visitors at home and been spending time with them showing them around etc. -- they're here for the whole week, so won't be on until next week...)

How are you doing? {{{HUGS}}} back and I'll keep you posted when they've gotten the results back.

Take care ~




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evulienka

May 07 2009 10:18 AM

Heya,

it´s great to hear from you! I´m just in the middle of the final exams so everything´s a bit crazy right now ... I hope everything turns out ok for you. ((((HUGS))))




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Cherrie

May 13 2009 03:24 PM

Thanks Evu! Sending you good vibes to ace all the finals! Will keep you updated. {{{HUGS}}} to ya!


 

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