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Nov 06, 2010 - 1 comments
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I've been lazy when it comes to posting, so I'm going to quickly comment on where my health stands, then hit the hay. I'm rather sleepy.

I saw my GP from 2008 today (the one outside of the city who was good at ordering a bunch of tests, but not so good at coming up with ideas on what might be wrong with me), and she was as peppy as ever. She claims she remembered me, but I read her face and could tell she didn't have much of a recollection of me, if any. She didn't ask any personal questions, like how graduate school is going, which indicated she probably didn't remember what my plans were. She just performed a physical, which was the purpose of my visit.

After seeing my ENT last week, it became clear to me that my adenoids need to be removed. My GI doctor noticed they were a "bit large" and so I casually mentioned this to the ENT. He numbed my nose, snaked an endoscope through it, and immediately remarked, "Oh yeah, those are big...they've gotta come out." I got to look at them, myself. =) They did seem large, and they're probably the reason I can't breathe through my nose these days. So I scheduled surgery for December 1st and took care of the pre-screening process today, which included a physical, bloodwork, and urinalysis. I'm excited to see what the bloodwork shows since I haven't had a CBC done in 1.5yrs!

My GP palpated under my chin and throat, proclaiming that I had a bunch of swollen lymph nodes on both sides, under my jaw. They are all "penny-sized", with the one lymph node in the back left being the size of a dime, hard, and possibly calcified from infection--meaning it'll never shrink in size. Interesting. If my adenoid biopsy doesn't show anything suspicious, I might have to have a lymph node biopsied if they don't shrink after a few months.

That's as short as I can make it, but I covered the important points. I'll post more if I hear from the GP or they actually mail me my bloodwork results like they promised they would...wishful thinking, though.

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by Jules77733, Nov 06, 2010
size of a penny = 1.9cm
size of a dime = 1.7cm

And apparently I need to have the urinalysis done again since the sample my doctor submitted wasn't in a container Quest Labs accepts...great.

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