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Old 09-08-2016, 03:48 PM
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The MRT in hospital was big enough for me, I felt a lot less like a sardine in there. And again they needed three tries to find a suitable vein.
Tomorrow I learn the results, I hope for the best.
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Old 09-09-2016, 03:19 PM
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YAY, I guess. It is CLL, my spleen is bigger than normal, a few lymph nodes are a bit bigger than normal. For now it's watch & wait, in 3 months is the next checkup.
To make things even more fun, I'll have to add endocrinologist to my doctor list, there seems to be something wrong with my thyroid, which is why I had to get the MRTs, the CT contrast agent would have messed up any diagnosis for the thyroid, good thing the radiologist caught it.
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:59 PM
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Ugh, how bad is the treatment going to be?

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Old 09-17-2016, 08:59 PM
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Currently it's watch&wait, so no treatment for the CLL, yet. Once more symptoms show up, and they eventually will *sigh*, it's chemotherapy, which is said to be relatively mild for most people. Bone marrow transplants are rarely done, only when nothing else will help. CLL is not cureable, but treatable. I might have several years without any treatment, or not.
I'm slowly coming to terms with that diagnosis. Still, fuck cancer!
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:08 AM
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Ack! *squishy hugs* Hopefully it will behave itself. Fuck cancer, indeed.

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Old 09-21-2016, 11:58 PM
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Hugs from me, too.

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Old 09-30-2016, 06:05 PM
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And the story goes on... I mentioned before that there are some problems with my thyroid, so I went and had some more examinations, sonographie and szintigraphie. Result: Many hot and cold nodules in my thyroid. The radiologist said that a surgery might be the best idea, because there are so many nodes, cold and hot mixed, a radioiodine therapy wouldn't really work. My CLL means that there are many CAT scans in my future, without iodine contrast agents they aren't as useful.
So there's a surgery on the agenda, YAY, I guess.
To quote my GP: There are no healthy patients, they just aren't examinded throroughly.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:28 PM
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Lord, that's a LOT to deal with.... I hope all goes well and you are treated with respect and dignity throughout, and things are healed and you are well. And minimally nauseated!

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Old 10-28-2016, 03:42 PM
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Yeah, the surgeons are going for the throat! Next week they'll remove my thyroid, today I had the pre-checks for the surgery.

To make things even more interesting: I have an aberrant subclavian artery, which means that the reccurant laryngial nerve (it's responsible for the vocal cords) most likely takes a different route as well. I never do normal, only 0,6% of the population have this! The surgery will take a bit longer, because they have to be extra careful not to hurt the nerve.
The surgeons are exited because it's so rare, so I guess the younger doctors will all take a look. I don't mind, they have to learn after all.
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I'm back home, minus 1 thyroid! My thoat feels a bit sore, but otherwise I'm fine.
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