Stef: How frightening. I am so sorry. But, if you are still having problems w/ your speech and your cheek and eyelid have not shown any improvement, I would strongly suggest that you go to the ER tonite. You said that you had been on the treadmill. I would bet that w/ all of the stress from the new job and of course cancer, it has been too much for your system. It may be nothing more than a pinched nerve or it could be the signs of heart problems. Do you have high blood pressure. I don't mean to frighten you anymore than you already are, but I just don't think this is something that you should wait until tomorrow to have checked. Share this with your family. That is what families are for.
Please keep us informed.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
I agree that there are other things besides cancer that could be causing this, so this should be checked out. Bell's Palsey involves the facial nerve which does not include the tongue, so I am guessing that this is not it. With all this stress you are having, it would be helpful if you could share your worries with someone; you shouldn't have to handle this alone! You know we are all here for you, but you need a real life hug right now! L&H, Frayda
Post Edited (lemonz) : 6/1/2005 4:41:07 AM (GMT-6)
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ok.... i promise to call dr on monday, no excuses... the effects have worn off, but i worked about 50 hrs this week and just neglected this whole issue, and still didn't tell my dh... he is in virginia this weekend w/our oldest son visiting an old friend, so i am here with our younger 2 kids (ages 8 and 7)... i will try and relax all weekend and not work. hope nothing happens before monday, now i am starting to be paranoid. i did have the nausea and diarreah earlier in the week too. ugh.
but i did have an ekg about 4 weeks ago (since i mentioned in my 6-mo followup with the onc that i was getting tightness in the chest at night) and it was ok. (??)
i just want to stop being a patient!! i know you all know what i mean.
hugs to all, and i'll stop being stupid. and call on monday.