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NanaBee
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   Posted 10/8/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to let you all know that I got the resuts from my MRI.  The good news is they couldn't even find the cluster of blood vessels that they were looking for.  Dr. said it was probably the angle of the films but that they were definitely benign so don't worry.
Bad news is they found "Mild left paramedian nasopharyngeal soft tissue prominence which may represent lymphoid hyperlasia".  Whatever that means..... She said it means there might be a tumor in my sinus cavity.  The doctor has referred me to an ENT doctor for further examination and told me not to worry because it is probably nothing too.  But she proceeded to tell me about all her cases where people went to have tests for one thing and then found another thing (mainly cancer) and how good is was that that happened.  She then told me she was sure this had nothing to do with my case.
I am very tempted to do nothing.  I'm so tired of hearing that something may be wrong.  I guess I will follow up on it though,  because I don't want to be stupid.
ON a good note my sister is flying me out to California to visit this weekend so  I am looking forward to that.
 
Take care everyone.  I"ll keep you posted.
 
Mary Ann
 
**Diagnosed MCTD(doctor now says it is Lupus),Fibromyalgia,Raynaud's June 2005
**Sleep Apnea - February 2006
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/8/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary Ann . . . well . . . I guess it IS good to get it checked out, just so you won't have it weighing on your mind. Yup . . . better safe than sorry. Sorry you have yet another rabbit trail to track down. Keep us posted on that!

Yeah!!! Going to visit your sister!! You want to really hydrate before and during your plane trip and consider taking a decongestant just before your flight to drain your sinuses so you don't have trouble with your ears. If your sinuses are already messed up, it would be easy enough to be cautious so you don't spoil your trip with blocked ears. Enjoy your visit to California . . . and don't forget your umbrella!!

Blessings!

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cured4real?
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   Posted 10/8/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary Ann--
I had hyperplasia of my lymph nodes, though I've never had it diagnosed on an MRI, only on a biopsy of the lymph nodes. They can needle biopsy them or supposedly the better way is to go in surgically and remove it so the whole thing can be looked at. Benign hyperplasia of lymph nodes is pretty common, it can be due to chronic infections, mouth or teeth or sinus, or past head injuries, believe it or not.

I read an article where a guy got shot in the temple with a framing nail gun in the temple. It missed his brain and anything important and was implanted with a drain and healed nicely. Three years later he was bothered with chronic throat problems and ended up having benign hyperplasia through biopsy of the lymph nodes of his neck and had them removed. He was fine afterward.

I was stabbed in the same part of my head during a home invasion and I got blood poisoning in the wound. Apparently the infection can fester inside the "empty" spaces inside your body, mine worked down from head to neck, and stay there for years, battled by your lymph nodes until the lymph nodes no longer work and you get hyperplasia, they calcify or have other problems, draining, etc. The reason mine were removed was because I was having a lot of pain, trouble swallowing and hoarseness in my voice and swelling.

I'm sorry your doctor mentioned cancer so strangely and shared the odd anecdotes. That would surely freak me out, I'm paranoid anyway. My docs didn't take lymphoma seriously with me either, even when they thought I had it because they are pretty good at treating people these days, even when it is really bad, I guess.

Maybe a second opinion from an ENT would help, I don't know what kind of doc you are seeing. My ENT was really good and helped me alot. I guess these problems are common with sjogrens and other AI type diseases because we use our lymph nodes so much.

I hope you enjoy your visit with your sister and get to see the sights and visit people. I hope you don't worry, I've been through this twice now and had them removed on both sides of my neck and it ended up fine. I really could have left them in but I was so swollen and they kept swelling more and they hurt and all. Take care and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Marji
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/8/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
cured4real? said...


I was stabbed in the same part of my head during a home invasion and I got blood poisoning in the wound.


OH NO!!! How aweful!! I'm sorry this happened to you Marji!!

Blessings!

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emmi
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   Posted 10/8/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary Ann,

Glad what they initially went looking after couldn't be found! So often when this happens it does seem that they happen to find something else that they wouldn't have found if they hadn't been there in the first place.

I know what you mean about the temptation to just let it go. But, can't do that, just in case. These things usually turn out just fine, but we always have to be cautious.

And what the heck, you've got a great weekend coming up. What a great sister, you guys have a really good time with lots of giggles and pigging out!

xoxo emmie
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mom46
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   Posted 10/9/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary Ann,
   ((Hugs))  I know its frustrating when you go to get one thing checked and they find something else. Hang in there and get this seen about..hopefully, it is nothing to worry about. Alot of people get cysts in the sinus cavity and have them removed with no problem.
  Please keep us updated and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                         Love, Babs
 
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