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Sat, Aug 17 2:33am · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thank you Njnana, for describing your rash experience. Mine is suspicious as it just doesn't change, whatever I rub on it. I also thought ringworm when the cortisone cream had no effect, so I used an antifungal, no change. It is aboutvthevdize if a quarter. It gets redder after a shower or bath. I will go get it checked and let you all know.
If it wasn't for my swollen neck glands, that started last July, 2018, I would never have suspected anything out of the ordinary. I have never heard of Morphea, I will research it now.
Jackie, I read the news about your tooth. I hope it's improving, keep us posted.
Bridget

Sat, Aug 17 2:19am · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Please keep us posted on your tooth Jackie..

Mon, Aug 12 4:44pm · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hi Jackie. I just saw your reply of last April. I am still the same. I have the enlarged glands in my neck. I have also developed a small red lesion on my left lower leg. I really don't know if it is related to my gland issue. It initiated about 4 months ago. I have applied cortisone cream, but it persists. I have never had anything like it before. Other than that I feel fine, no night swears or weight loss. I will go get this lesion looked at, and see what the dermatologist says. We have a health drama with our cat, she at 11 yrs old has developed seizures. So it's been weeks of investigation and treatment, that has taken up all my time this summer!
Enjoy your new home. We moved 2 years ago, I know how exciting but also fatiguing that is. Good luck with your tooth, my husband is going to see our dentist tomorrow for an emergency dental problem, teeth can be a pain, literally. Keep us posted..
Bridget

Thu, Apr 4 2:30am · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thank you so much for checking on me Jackie.
I waited for over 90 mins to see the doc. He spends so much time with every patient. I got an ultrasound on my thyroid gland by the technician. It was okay, no change from last yr. This doc is an endocrinologist, he was talking about a host of other subjects, he gave a quick look at my neck in my thyroid area, and checked my blood work. He didn't examine my neck lymph nodes.
I know the doctor to return to is my ENT who diagnosed my tonsillitis last summer. That's when the swollen gland situation began.
I will be honest, I didn't persue the swollen glands etc with my endo. He seemed to have forgotton his mission last Sept of a biopsy.
He concentrates on my thyroid, and that was okay with me on Monday.
I have to make an appointment with my ENT next. In a way, I was happy to delay the issue for another bit. I know, I am only postponing it. I will let you know what the ENT says when I visit him. I also have discomfort in my diaphragm area, so I will call to make an appnt soon
Thank you so much again..I really appreciate it.
Bridget

Wed, Mar 20 9:45pm · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thank you so much Jackie. It's so informative to hear the actual diagnosing procedure from a veteran.
I also imagined that there would have to be more than swollen glands. I weigh little anyway – 98lbs at 5.3in. I did lose a little more in the fall. Now I am back to normal.
I really would have not rushed to "investigate" at all, but I see this doc anyway, every 6 months, so I am bracing myself for April 1st. He seemed concerned in September.

I wish you a lifetime more of symptom free, great health.

I will keep you posted on what the doctor decides.

Thank you again..
Bridget

Wed, Mar 20 5:44pm · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

I have an appointment with my endocrinologist on the 1st April. 5 months ago, he noticed that I had swollen glands in my neck. I see him every 6 months as I have hypothyroidism. I had a bout with tonsillitis last summer, and they have been swollen since then.
Long story short, he said he didn't like the feel of my glands, particularly on the left hand side, saying it was more than 2cms. He insisted that the tonsillitis was long over with, and my glands should have returned to normal. He wanted to do an ultrasound and maybe a biopsy. I was leaving for Europe in October, so I postponed.
I feel fine, no night sweats etc, and my blood work was okay in Sept. My glands currently are still swollen. I know he will whisk me in for an ultrasound at my next visit.
I have been reading your informative and enlightening forum. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us all. I really appreciate all the information and advice you offer in such a warm hearted way.