Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Test Results & Biopsies.

"The good news is that the scan showed negative activity -- that is, reacting to the radioactive sugar -- from your neck down. And in the neck region, there was a very small reaction, so I'm sure it's nothing. But, we should have it checked."

That was yesterday. So, we quickly scheduled a biopsy this morning.

"Your throat and neck are gonna hurt for a few days," my ENT doc announced with a very apologetic tone after describing what samples she would take. My first time seeing her. I'd put Diane Keaton in the role.

So, after a few shots to deaden the back of my throat and the side of my neck, she grabbed some skin samples from inside my throat followed by some procedure where she sucked stuff out of a lymph gland just below my jaw (several times).

So, we'll have the test results in a week.

Gauging from the fact that there was no activity in most of my lymph system, they've assured me that this is going to be nothing.


Joie Mayfield said...

I hope everything is okay with you. :) You're in my thoughts.

Devin Richards said...

yikes! not the throat! not near the vocal chords i hope! sure all will turn out fine!

Bev Sykes said...

Cautious congratulations. Gotta be scary having somebody muck around with a needle near your throat!

Anonymous said...

Things will be fine, and besides, it's glamorous to get biopsies. It's all the rage with us long timers. I will come back and see how it all goes.

Anonymous said...

Hope all's well. I'm thinking of you and sending good energies.
Hugs from Asia,
~ Sil <3