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Might have a diagnosis!
      11/12/07 07:40 AM
michele

Reged: 06/02/03
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Loc: southeastern michigan

Yes ladies and gentleman, I am NOT just fat and depressed, that's right, Oh, I AM actually sick, pretty darned sick at that!!

When I saw the dr last Friday am, she sent me directly to the cardiologist who sent me directly to the hospital, do not pass go, do not stop home for clean panties!!!!

My heart rate, resting, was over 150, my blood pressure had fallen from the 170's/90's to under 100/50! They admitted me, starting testing, reran the chest cat scan and found that I had a ton of lymph nodes growing all over my lungs. Ok, lets now do an abdominal cat scan and gee, guess what, more funny growths in the abdomen and groin area.

Got everyone excited, even the cancer doctors came to visit. To make a long story a tad shorter, I either have sarcoidosis, read here http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/sarc/sar_whatis .html
or I have lymphoma.

They did a biopsy, under general anesthetic. cut me just above my adams apple, went fishing and brought out a bunch of samples of what I am growing. Off to the lab with my tissue and we want until Tuesday now for the exact answer. However, the drs said it looked like sarcoidosis and I have all the right symptoms, down to the eye problems, the racing heart, the dry cough, the list goes on.

I am back at my office today despite pleas from the drs not to, I need my job! I feel like a mac truck ran me over. My heart rate is still extremely high and any movement sends it soaring even more. My face and neck are still swollen from the biopsy. I am hoping to get those results tomorrow. Both options are crappy and I really would like an option C here but if its the sarcoid, than it may be the answer as to why I have been feeling so bad for so long!

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Taking it one day at a time.....

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* Might have a diagnosis!
michele
11/12/07 07:40 AM
* Re: Might have a diagnosis!
Kiwii
11/19/07 08:49 AM
* Re: Might have a diagnosis!
emmasmom
11/17/07 04:40 PM
* Michele
Janey
11/17/07 04:23 PM
* Doing a Happy Dance!!
LittleLamb
11/17/07 01:19 AM
* Re: Doing a Happy Dance!!
michele
11/19/07 11:53 AM
* Oh, honey!!!! Words fail me....
Yoda (formerly Hans)
11/16/07 07:21 PM
* Re: Thanks Ladies
michele
11/19/07 11:57 AM
* Re: Thanks Ladies
Mary_V
11/20/07 04:54 AM
* Re: Thanks Ladies
jules
11/20/07 05:54 AM
* That's my girl!
Yoda (formerly Hans)
11/19/07 08:20 PM
* Re: Feeling a bit better
michele
11/20/07 07:27 AM
* Hay Michele
Nelly
12/15/07 11:24 AM
* Re: Hay Michele
michele
12/17/07 12:26 PM
* Re: Hay Michele
Mary_V
12/18/07 04:39 AM
* Re: Hi Mary
michele
12/18/07 10:11 AM
* Re: Hay Michele
Ulrika
12/18/07 04:27 AM
* Re: Thanks Ulrika!! nt
michele
12/18/07 10:12 AM
* Re: Hay Michele
Nelly
12/17/07 05:13 PM
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michele
12/18/07 10:15 AM
* Grill
Nelly
12/18/07 04:24 PM
* Re: Hay Michele
hohoyumyum
12/17/07 04:29 PM
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michele
12/18/07 10:18 AM
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hohoyumyum
12/18/07 02:11 PM
* I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better. Yay Michele!! n/t
hohoyumyum
11/21/07 03:13 PM
* Re: Feeling a bit better
Angela E.
11/20/07 08:50 AM
* Here's cheerin' you on! Keep gettin' better!! n/t
hohoyumyum
11/19/07 06:53 PM
* Re: Might have a diagnosis!
chinagrl
11/13/07 06:49 PM
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michele
11/14/07 10:44 AM
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chinagrl
11/14/07 09:57 PM
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michele
11/15/07 10:48 AM
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michele
11/13/07 09:11 AM
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Lisa Marie
11/20/07 03:46 PM
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torbetta
11/17/07 07:00 AM
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AmandaPanda, J.D.
11/15/07 10:47 AM
* Re: Thanks AmandaPanda!!!
michele
11/15/07 10:51 AM
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AmandaPanda, J.D.
11/15/07 10:57 AM
* Re: Oh My
michele
11/15/07 11:05 AM
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littlelani
11/15/07 07:32 AM
* About darn time!!
Stephie
11/14/07 06:51 PM
* Re: About darn time!!
michele
11/15/07 10:49 AM
* Congratulations, Michele!
Nelly
11/14/07 09:04 AM
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Angela E.
11/14/07 06:30 AM
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kim123
11/14/07 06:31 PM
* Re: Avoid sunlight and it D
michele
11/15/07 10:46 AM
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kim123
11/15/07 04:40 PM
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michele
11/16/07 11:27 AM
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Toady
11/13/07 06:51 PM
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Shell Marr
11/13/07 06:27 PM
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Flipada
11/13/07 05:52 PM
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ChristineM
11/13/07 03:13 PM
* Re: Thanks everyone!
michele
11/14/07 11:05 AM
* Re: Michele
Toady
11/14/07 05:17 PM
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michele
11/15/07 10:54 AM
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hohoyumyum
11/13/07 11:37 AM
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Mary_V
11/13/07 11:16 AM
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lalala
11/13/07 09:14 AM
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Mary_V
11/13/07 08:45 AM
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Angela E.
11/13/07 07:19 AM
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Shell Marr
11/13/07 06:44 AM
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AmandaM
11/12/07 07:43 PM
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ChristineM
11/12/07 07:41 PM
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hohoyumyum
11/12/07 06:57 PM
* Oh wow!
Ulrika
11/12/07 11:00 AM
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lalala
11/12/07 09:49 AM
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Digby
11/12/07 09:18 AM
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11/12/07 08:17 AM

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