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Offline AlanBama

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Lymph Nodes
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:58:56 PM »
I'm going to have a large lymph node removed from my right groin (and biopsied and cultured) on Friday...a 'general' surgeon will be doing the procedure.  I am not overly concerned, because my doctors feel that it is just normal "reactive lymph gland" activity.  The lymph glands in my groin and neck are often swollen, and sometimes quite painful.   We want to rule out any types of carcinoma, etc.

I'll let you know the results, which I honestly plan on being NORMAL; however,  I've been blindsided a few times in the past, as many of you have, so you can never totally say you are 100% unconcerned about tests such as this.

HUGS,
Alan
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 04:11:42 PM »
I'm wishing you the best of luck Alan . I will look forward to your update . Big Hug .

Offline BT65

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 04:26:40 AM »
Hopefully all is o.k. as you believe it will be.  I will definitely be watching for updated info.  Love ya sweetie. :-*
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 07:52:33 AM »


Good luck Alan, I will be thinking of you and wishing you the best.


Ray
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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 08:18:01 AM »
Alan...... Wishing you the very best outcome, and a speedy recovery, you are in my thoughts  ;)
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 08:21:30 AM »
Sending positive energy buddy.  Take care and wishing you the best.

Wolfie
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Offline bear60

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 11:39:12 AM »
Hey Alan
Best of luck and a speedy recovery.  Just dont let them take your left nut...ha.
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 12:48:44 AM »
Hey Alan,

I am sending copious amounts of healing and positive energy your way.

I hope all goes well and the results are absolutely normal.

BIG HUGS,

Mark
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 06:40:39 PM »
all went well; home recovering now.  Some pain, but taking Loritab.

Thanks for the well wishes, everyone...more later
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 07:00:49 PM »
all went well; home recovering now.  Some pain, but taking Loritab.

Thanks for the well wishes, everyone...more later

Glad to hear it went well Alan . Hope you will be dancing in the street soon ! .

Offline BT65

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2012, 07:14:28 AM »
Good luck with the recovery.  Glad it went alright! :-*
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Theyer

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2012, 03:03:47 PM »
Glad the biopsy is over and done with, sending good every things from the Orkneys
michael
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 03:25:09 PM »
RESULTS:  Negative

all cultures negative also

so, YEA!

Now I just have to have some time to heal.   I have fluid collecting at the incision site; hopefully, it will absorb on its own and not have to be drained.

Now, on to the next procedure!  Cataract surgery July 26th.  :o

HUGS,
Alan
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Offline Theyer

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 03:41:53 PM »
Thats what we like to read.
michael
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 07:08:18 AM »
RESULTS:  Negative

all cultures negative also

so, YEA!

Now I just have to have some time to heal.   I have fluid collecting at the incision site; hopefully, it will absorb on its own and not have to be drained.

Now, on to the next procedure!  Cataract surgery July 26th.  :o

HUGS,
Alan

Great news Alan! I hope you heal up quickly. I love good news in the morning!

Cataract surgery, eh? I have them in both eyes, but the doctor said they are not bad enough to operate on yet.

I am rather looking forward to the time when I can get the surgery. I will likely not need glasses afterward, so maybe that will be a plus for you as well.  ;)

Keep us posted.

BIG HUGS,

Mark
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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2012, 12:06:01 PM »
RESULTS:  Negative

all cultures negative also

so, YEA!

Now I just have to have some time to heal.   I have fluid collecting at the incision site; hopefully, it will absorb on its own and not have to be drained.

Glad to hear this good news Alan!

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Now, on to the next procedure!  Cataract surgery July 26th.  :o

Are you trying to compete with Miss P on the quantity of medical maladies and procedures?   ;)   It's not a competition anyone wants to win.    :(

I know a few folks who have had cataract surgery, and each has described it as a "piece of cake".  I don't see how any surgery can be that simple, but hopefully this one will be easy for you.

Henry
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Offline bear60

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 12:58:14 PM »
Hi Alan
Take good care of the incision site.  Cataract surgery is a snap.  Kurt just had two new lenses put in, due to cataracts.
Big HUGS.

Joel

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Offline BT65

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 01:18:42 PM »
Good to hear about the lymphs Alan.  I hope the incision clears up.

Good luck with the cataracts.  Hopefully it will go well.  I have one but, like Mark, the doctor said it doesn't need surgery yet.

Continue to heal sweetie! :-*
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline wolfter

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012, 06:09:14 AM »
Excellent news! 
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Lymph Nodes
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2012, 10:43:59 AM »
Thanks for the comments, everyone.   I am thankful it turned out well.

As for the cataract surgery:  I  had my right eye done (2008) and it was a breeze; only thing is having to use eye drops 4 times a day, starting 2 days before and continuing until the bottles are empty.   There are 3 different drops that are used now; when I had the previous surgery, it was 2 different drops and a tube of salve; so the drops are better.  Hopefully, the procedure on my left eye will be equally successful to my previous one.   I have a friend who is at the doctor's office this very minute, because after having cataract surgery and a lens implanted, the lens has become 'cloudy'.  Easy to correct, but still a minor complication.

All of my medical appointments are in Birmingham, AL which is 65 miles south of my home.   Except my eye appointments; my opthalmologist is in my hometown.   In fact, the eye surgery center is a block from my home.   So we look on this one as  'breeze' , comparatively speaking.

HUGs, Alan
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