Thursday, January 31, 2008

As If I Needed THIS On My Mind ...

On top of some other health problems (like reflux and a few other things), I got a sore throat about 3-4 months back.

Okay, it may have been longer. I don't tend to obsess about things as I don't want to be perceived as a hypochondriac or Nervous Nellie. I finally went to a specialist about it last week. He diagnosed a fungal infection and gave me some meds, with a follow-up today.

He took a biopsy out of the right side of my throat today.

I refuse to consider it seriously, but let's face it - the word 'biopsy' is so linked to the word 'cancer' that it's hard to think of the one without the other. It's probably a viral infection, with the fungus on top of it (that's best case, and very treatable).

So, I hope for the best - but planning for the worst started as soon as he said the word biopsy.

I'll keep you informed.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Brooke said...

Walt: I'm sure everything will be all right. I think doctors these days are just very cautious, and like to run tests. I'm sending good thoughts your way. :-)

5:55 PM EST  
Blogger Walt said...

Thanks a lot, Brooke. I'm thinking happy thoughts as well (and spinning the prayer wheel till the bearing soverheat).

6:03 AM EST  

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