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Lymph Node Swelling ?????


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I have been away a long time. Way too long. My life has been hectic lately. We moved into town in the summer. It was my husbands idea and we ended up having a huge fight over it because I didn't want to move. In the end it was the right decision. The kids like it here so much more and it is much better for them. They are all doing well at their new school and making friends. My Inlaws blame me for the move. Hubby has told them time and again that it was his wish not mine, but they don't believe him. They think I forced him into moving from a home he had for 28 years ( more than half his life). FIL finds fault with everything about our new house. Its hard for my husband. FIL has taken a dislike to our youngest son who is only 8. He hates all of them but to Adam he is just mean. He calls him names and makes faces at him. He refuses to serve him dessert when we visit and things like that. In other words things haven't changed on the inlaw front.

About a year ago I started not feeling well. It seemed like every day I got weaker and weaker. My legs were getting weak and it got to the point where I had to have help to dress. I went to the DR (several times) and they ran blood tests. Everything came back fine so they decided it was just depression and added Prozac to my Wellbutrin. My legs are slowly getting stronger but my body is not. In November my face started to swell and it is still swollen. I went to the DR again and they ran blood tests again. Everything came back fine so they dismissed it as a virus or something like that even though I haven't been suffering from the flu or even a cold. I kept going back and eventually they put me on penicillen which did nothing at all. Finally they send me to get my neck ultrasounded. I did that yesterday. The woman doing the scan found SEVERAL enlarged lymph nodes in my neck, one of which she discribed as huge. I was only aware of two of them before the appointment. She showed the pictures to the radiologist and he told her that they would have to get me in for a CTScan. I left feeling worried but pretty good since finally something was getting done. So here I sit waiting for my DR to phone me. I have an appointment on Monday, but I thought for sure I would have gotten a call back about this by now. I know its probably nothing but the waiting it killing me. I am so tired of not feeling well. It will probably sound wrong, but I want them to find something wrong so they can start to fix it.

My weight is up as usual and my activity level is the lowest it has ever been in my life. I need to turn my whole life around. On a positive note I have a wonderful husband and three wonderful (but noisy) sons.
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TKAYSMILES 2/3/2012 1:47PM

    another thing..your gall bladder last year...all goes with a bad thyroid too!!! It's all pointing that way. Don't let them tell you things are normal...get your blood work results yourself and go over them. there are also optimal ranges that are not indicated in the lab ranges!!! Good luck!

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JENNY712 2/2/2012 11:16PM

    Dear Friend, I am sorry for what you have been going through. It is hard not knowing what is wrong but in a limbo of pain and questions. I agree that it is good they have found something that may lead to the answers. I am praying for you, your family, and the medical staff and doctors that God will give wisdom and divine intervention in your behalf. May the Lord wrap you in His tender love of compassion and care and fill you to overflowing with peace, love, and joy. Love and prayers Jenny

Bible passages for those hard times:
Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
K.J.V. in public domain
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. K.J.V. in public domain

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DETERMINEDJANET 2/2/2012 9:59PM

    I was thinking thyroid as a possibility as well. Hope you hear back soon!

Hugs on the whole IL situation. Ugh!

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TKAYSMILES 2/2/2012 1:13PM

    It's your thyroid I would almost bet. and if they say things are normal...get a copy of the test results and do research. The ranges for certain tests are wrong. for example the new range since 2002 for thyroid disfunction is .3-3. however labs still use a scale up to 5 which means a lot of people that are hypothyroid are not diagnosed. and most of the time we end up on antidepressants because dr.s don't really look into anything they just look at what the lab finds. I found out I have had thyroid problems probably for 30 years not diagnosed due to these bad scales. the swollen lymph nodes also would indicate thyroid too. They might be on your thyroid itself. it would fit a lot of your sypmtoms. do some reading and see if you think so!! i've been away for 6 months dealing with the same stuff. unfortunately all the medication I took made me almost worse. but that is not usual. good luck!

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