Even Worse Day

by Sirona 48 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Sirona

    Hi All,

    Thanks for your support on my thread "bad day".

    It seems things don't want to get better. Sorry for moaning, but I thought I'd update you all too...

    Firstly I saw the dental specialist today (remember, infected wisdom tooth?)

    He said (after thorough examination, xray etc)

    1. My tooth is not infected. The last man to see me was his assistant who basically "assumed" the pain was coming from that tooth (this makes me angry!!!).

    2. My jaw is the problem - too much pressure on the joint. He examined my jaw, looked at my xrays and thats the diagnosis. Apparently a splint worn at night is supposed to release the pressure on the jaw. Funnily enough, my sister has had the same problem.

    3. My swollen gland cannot be caused by the tooth or jaw. He examined my neck glands and said that there were a number of them now swollen on the right side of my neck. Heres the bad news: if they are not swollen due to tooth or ear infections, then they could be swollen due to the cancer having spread. He immediately phoned my cancer specialist and got me an appointment for tomorrow. He thinks its that important that he's given me my medical notes and got me the appointment that quick (normally they don't let a patient walk away with their own notes overnight!) She is going to examine my glands and very likely do a gland biopsy.

    I'm glad this is getting sorted, but now I'm looking at the possibility of cancer having spread. I'm scared.

    I will let you know what happens...


  • Dutchie


    Now I'm worried too!

    Try and relax, being tense and upset is not going to help.

    Please keep us updated on what is happening.

    Love, Dutchie

    Edited by - Dutchie on 6 August 2002 13:11:52

  • teenyuck


    I am so sorry to hear your news.

    I hope your doctor is wrong and nothing spread. I will keep you in my thoughts.

    Please let us know how you are.


  • Matty


    Please don't presume anything until you get a firm diagnosis. Its good that you are going to get to see someone so quickly, it would be awful to have to wait any longer.

    We're all with you all the way, please keep us posted.

  • Mimilly

    Oh sweetheart - I am so sorry. I can only imagine how terrified you are. One day at a time, one breath at a time.

    big big hugs and am keeping you in my thoughts,


  • SixofNine

    Hey you ((((((Sirona))))))

    I'll be thinking about you and wishing you the best. I won't say don't worry, cuz that'd be silly, but as long as your prognosticating (like any of us would), prognosticate yourself some hope for the best outcome, too. Do it! That's an order!

  • WildHorses

    Sirona, I know it's hard but try not to worry about this until you know for sure if the cancer has returned or not. Stress makes things worse so try to think possitive.

    I hope you get good news from the Dr. I will pray that you do.


  • Ice Blue
    Ice Blue

    I am so sorry to hear your news Sirona, and send you warm thoughts and wishes

  • ugg

    hugs for you sirona...many many many hugs......

  • BluesBrother

    Hi Sirona,

    Big Big hugs and warm encouragement. You are very brave , keep hoping for the best because we all are . Our thoughts and prayers are with you

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