Back from surgery.
Well the necrotic lymph node is still in my armpit. We tried the surgery under local and I have an interesting web of microscopic nerves growing around it, which made it impossible to get out w/o excrutiating pain. While I was open though, I consented to a FNA biopsy. I should have the results in about a week.
And on a fun note, I'm one of those people who metabolizes lidocaine VERY QUICKLY. Areas she numbed got feeling back w/i 20 min. We had to stop the procedure as she couldn't give me any more lidocaine w/o causing a seizure.
I decided to keep it in for now.
So the lymph node is dead. And black and gross looking. Lots of scar tissue around it.
This leaves my surgeon w/2 possible diagnoses:
1)This is a really strong invasive cancer that has killed this lymph node and is onto bigger and better organs.
2)Cat scratch fever
3)It was cancer and the homeopathy killed it.
I also can't forget that this became inflammed when my children were exposed to chicken pox. Maybe my body was fighting it off or something? I can hope.
So I'm feeling fantastic, in some pain, not looking forward to night nursing tonight
But in otherwise great health and really thankful for this journey, irregardless of my diagnosis. I have learned a lot about myself and that is absolutely priceless.
Hope you are all well, and thank you so much, as always for the warm wishes