• Time for a check up

    Asked by GregP_WN on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Time for a check up

    I haven't been back to the doctor since one week after I got out of the hospital. I had a surgery scheduled for April 1 but it got canceled. I set up a check-up appointment to look at my neck to be sure there's nothing bad going on. I have pain on one side of my throat when I swallow, and on the other side, it hurts when I push on it. But, my whole neck is still swollen and tender. I am hoping this is just a part of the healing. We will see Friday. Sweetie and I will leave our hole in the ground and venture off to the big city. Hopefully, no coughing/sneezing/snotty nose people won't be near us.

    16 Answers from the Community

    16 answers
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      I hope you will be able to make it to your appointment and that all is well. Be safe.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      Hope everyone is mindful and that your current situation is nothing worrisome.

      about 1 year ago
    • lazyeranchke's Avatar
      lazyeranchke

      Prayers that it's nothing more than you already know

      about 1 year ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Travel safe, be safe within the facility and best of luck that the pain you are having is just part of the healing process. Thoughts and prayers will be with you and Donna! Let us know when you are safely ensconced back in your in your den.

      about 1 year ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Prayers that your current problems are to be expected and that nothing is wrong. And you and "Sweetie" stay safe in that big, bad city!

      about 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I hope they don't cancel your appointment and that you stay safe from COVID-19 infected folks!! Good luck, Greg!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Good luck on Friday. I am glad that they gave you an appointment, so you can find out just what is happening. Let us know how you make out. Take care.

      about 1 year ago
    • myb's Avatar
      myb

      Good luck on Friday! I was due for my 3 year followup colonoscopy on March 19th which I moved to April and now June.

      about 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thank you all! Donna has made her a couple of face masks, since you can't find one anywhere high or low, (but there are plenty you know, because they have sent MILLIONS of them out to the states) So she will be covered, I have a filter in my stoma and will also have a mask on, and my stoma covered too. I'm sure we'll be fine. On one hand, I think there couldn't be any safer place against the virus than this hospital and its clinics. On the other hand, I think this is where all the sick people go so it's like diving into a virus pool. So, we can't do anything about it but go to the appointment and head home. I'm going to miss stopping at Cracker Barrel on the way home. We were discussing maybe stopping and picking up supper at their call in curb service at least.

      about 1 year ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      I think that you'll be fine going to Vanderbilt. They will take lots of precautions. Take-out from Cracker Barrel is the way to go. Hoping that your issues are part of the healing process.

      It's been 5 years since my "biggie" surgery, and I still have one tender spot. I attribute to nerve damage during the surgery. Hopefully, that is the reason for your discomfort.

      about 1 year ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      You're so very at risk for the virus, but also so vulnerable for another bout of IT. Caught between a rock and a hard place. Jeez. My heart goes out to you! You're being prayed over....

      about 1 year ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Greg. If it hurts when you do that, then DON'T DO THAT! Good luck w/your appt.

      about 1 year ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I will be praying for you on Friday. Please be safe.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Good luck, Greg and Donna. Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kebohs' Avatar
      Kebohs

      Good luck Greg,I’ve been thinking of you. I hope you make your appointment and get a good report.

      about 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Interesting, I thought that I had already reported about my appointment Friday. Because of my history, when I have an issue like this the first thing that's pulled out of the toolbox is the CT Scan. So, that's what happened again. I had a scan, and was supposed to hear from them today, (Monday), but NOOOOOOoooo, no call. So I will message them tomorrow. They usually answer those within a couple of hours. The lest side of my throat is probably muscle/nerve issues. The right side has a red irritated spot inside my throat that she was able to see with a mirror. It is a little worrisome. But she doesn't think it's likely to be the big bad wolf knocking on the door again. But....that's what they said before the surgery in Feb.

      about 1 year ago

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