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DH had blood drawn and an xray yesterday and they ordered a biopsy/removal of a lymph node in his neck. His Dr called with the blood results this morning..said everything was normal but his white blood count was a little high but that could be due to his sinus infection.

We were told yesterday that as long as the swollen nodes were not in clusters or multiple places it is probably not lymphoma.

He just called back with the xray results. He has one in his chest too.

 He has a CAT scan and consultation next week. I'm officially freaking out.

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  • I'm so sorry to hear this! That's really all I can say right now.

    ((HUGS))

  • As I said yesterday, I hope these tests give you the answers to your DH's health problems and that there is a simple and painless remedy!

    Good Luck!?

  • Hopefully it is nothing, but if it is, hopefully you guys caught it early.  I'll keep you and your DH in my prayers. 

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  • Freaking out wont accomplish anything... although I understand why that's your first reaction.

    So many of those things turn out to be nothing... but it does FEEL scarier when there are multiples.

    Whatever you do- DON'T start researching this on the interwebz.  Idiots put some completely nonsensical stuff out there... that will just freak you for no reason.

    I just said a prayer for you that it's nothing and that your H's health improves.

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  • Hang in there; and stay OFF the Internet; you cannot possibly diagnose him and all you'll find are off the wall flaky stories and ailments. 

    He's fine; and  you're going to be fine too. Keep your chin up; and don't panic.  

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  • <HUGS>  I hope everything turns out ok!  You and your DH are definitely in my thoughts and prayers!
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  • I was just lurking, but I wanted to comment on this. 

    A few years back my DH just felt "crappy", not really sick but felt off for a few weeks.  He never had a fever or anything, just felt like something was wrong. 

    He noticed the lymph nodes above his collarbones were bulging and the ones in his neck were too.  We had a blood drawn and it showed a high WBC count but everything else was normal.  They were talking about lymphoma and even surgery to remove the some of the lymph nodes in his chest area.  (by the way, we were totally freaked out because a close family member had lymphoma).

    We went to another doctor for a second opinion and he was diagnosed with cat scratch disease (yes, it really is a disease).  No special treatment and eventually it would go away.

    I don't know what your DH's other symptoms are, but just wanted to tell you about my DH's experience and that everything was fine.

    Don't try to stress too much until you know more.  Good luck!

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  • I'm so sorry and hope everything works out....try and stay calm although i know how hard that is.


  • I'm sorry, I hope everything turns out okay.
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  • Try to hold off on the complete freak out until you have all of the information next week (I know, easier said than done...).  Good luck!
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    I was just lurking, but I wanted to comment on this. 

    A few years back my DH just felt "crappy", not really sick but felt off for a few weeks.  He never had a fever or anything, just felt like something was wrong. 

    He noticed the lymph nodes above his collarbones were bulging and the ones in his neck were too.  We had a blood drawn and it showed a high WBC count but everything else was normal.  They were talking about lymphoma and even surgery to remove the some of the lymph nodes in his chest area.  (by the way, we were totally freaked out because a close family member had lymphoma).

    We went to another doctor for a second opinion and he was diagnosed with cat scratch disease (yes, it really is a disease).  No special treatment and eventually it would go away.

    I don't know what your DH's other symptoms are, but just wanted to tell you about my DH's experience and that everything was fine.

    Don't try to stress too much until you know more.  Good luck!

     

    That is insane. I'm hoping it's something like that. We meet with the surgeon today and while I know he's likely just going to tell us he can't give us any more info until they take the node out, I hold out a small hope that he can give us some good news. I'm having a hard time getting DH not to lose it. He has an anxiety disorder that makes it even worse. I'm having to force him to eat. 

  • My FI had lymphoma a couple of years ago and he did the chemo and got better.  He just went back for his annual oncology visit and the doctor told him that he had been cancer free for so long that he no longer needs to come in annually, but instead every 2 years.

    It is scary now, but I am sure you will get through it!  GL.

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