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Lymph Node?

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:44 pm
by dinosaw
No need to comment on this folks. I have put it on here for my doctor to take a look at on Friday morning during my telephone appointment. Apologies for posting it here but this is the only site I belong to that I can post photos on as I am not on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media. I will ask Marigold to take it down once it has done it's job. Thanks.

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:03 am
by bigyetiman
If it is a lymph node, it will be the first time I have seen one. Might be just a little cyst hopefully. Good luck with appointment.
We have both just got dentist, opticians and flu jabs booked for Monday

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:08 pm
by dinosaw
All done, so if the mods want to take this down then please do though I'm not bothered if it stays up showing my awful skin and dirty fingernails. I honestly don't look that bad from a distance, honest!.

Thanks BYM, the Doc's initial impression was the same as yours, a cyst, he will check back in four weeks. As it had come up on the back of me taking new medication for the past few weeks, (which was the call was meant to be about), just wanted him to look. Busy day Monday, well done getting a dentist appointment, I imagine you need the flu one working on the buses.

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:58 pm
by bigyetiman
Glad it is nothing nasty. Your nails look lovely, you should see mine after a day on a bus. Had double pneumonia in my 30's so I always have a flu jab, can't afford to take any chances.
You did well getting into a doctors. Our doctors is obsessed with blood pressure and drags you in every two years for a test. it was OH's turn this year, and she had to do it at home if possible, luckily we brought my dads BP monitor home, so she has sat there very leisurely and taken a few readings throughout the day and sent off, which she considered very civilized and convenient

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:03 pm
by Marigold
And what sort of readings did she get? Can’t imagine they were wildly out, with amount of exercise she does.

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:36 pm
by dianefairhall
As soon as I walk into the surgery my BP shoots up so I have to do mine at home, too. It's usually OK as there's no stress factor.

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:42 pm
by bigyetiman
The average Marigold was 114/67 pulse of 58.
She used to have a real phobia of the B P machine after going once and three machines going wrong on her, and the nurse who obviously wanted to get home getting stroppy. Then she went through a phase of being so uptight about it to having a 24 hour monitor on after that. At which point she decided to use dads one on a daily basis until she got over it. Now she finds it ok.
My mums doctor is obsessed with cholesterol levels, never bothers with her blood pressure. You would think at 87 and normal he would accept defeat with her

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:27 am
by Icemaiden
Some doctors are desperate to put everyone on statins, BYM. You'd almost wonder if the doctor who prescribed the most wins a prize from the manufacturer...

Perhaps your mum's doctor is chasing the prize...

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:43 pm
by dianefairhall
Icemaiden wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:27 am
Some doctors are desperate to put everyone on statins, BYM. You'd almost wonder if the doctor who prescribed the most wins a prize from the manufacturer...

Perhaps your mum's doctor is chasing the prize...
I have statins prescribed but I never take them because they make my legs ache. Most people don't need them, they're just a con.

I had to take my own blood pressure in the surgery once. The machine had a sleeve like a windsock but it was "one size fits nobody". Having short arms I couldn't fit my arm into the right place and it put pressure on my elbow. I thought it was going to break my arm. Naturally the resulting BP was off the scale so that was another week taking BP at home.

Re: Lymph Node?

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:45 pm
by bigyetiman
When we joined our surgery and had to have all the tests etc. The nurse muttered something about statins, I asked what my cholesterol was, and she said 5.2, to which I replied " I thought that was normal"

"yes but we like people to be on the low side here"

"well I can tell you now I won't be taking them if you do prescribe them"
That was the end of that discussion. I am sure it is because they get money for every time they see a patient, and a healthy one is a dead loss for them.

The BP cuff fills up OH's arm as well, her Cholesterol was 4.2 so no doubt the nurse found that irritating as well.

I am celebrating losing a stone and a half in 3 weeks, I have put on a bit over the last few years, can't resist all the cakes and sweets customers bring over. My collar size has gone from 17-15, and my stomach has gone. Apparently i have stopped snoring as well