3 weeks ago today I noticed a small lump on the side of my neck under the jawline (rhs) whilst showering.
I thought nothing of it at the time I know lymph nodes tend to swell when the body is fighting off an infection and with my Brother suffering from a cold at the time I assumed I was probably about to come down with one myself.
About a week later I started to feel quite unwell, headache, chills, intermittent dizziness and just generally run down. I have some nights where I will wake up and my sheets are drenched in sweat and other nights nothing. I had noticed the lump on the side of my neck had got slightly bigger bust still thought nothing of it.
Exactly 2 weeks after finding a lump and still feeling generally unwell and the lump growing in size I rang NHS’s 111 service and after explaining my symptoms they recommended I contact my GP within the next hour. I was seen my a doctor later that day where he examined me, checked my tempreture, checked my throat both of which he said were fine and along with the fact I didn’t have any common cold symptoms he sent me for some bloods and put me on the 2 week referral pathway.
I went and got my blood test carried out on the Monday following the weekend and received my appointment at the ENT (ear nose and throat) clinic on the 15th February, next Thursday.
I recieved a phone call from my GP receptionist stating that the doctor wanted to speak to me regarding the results of the blood tests however apparently like a physical appointment you have to book in a phone call with the doctor at which point I was told there’s nothing available until next Monday. My response was, “ok so nothing urgent then” to which here response was “no not that I can see he just wants to update you of the results”.
Slight development today 3 weeks after finding the lump. It has got slightly bigger once more and I have had an uncomfortable feeling when swallowing since this morning no pain generally speaking in the throat just an uncomfortable sensation when swallowing.
I just had a quick look in the mirror while opening my mouth and there is what looks like a growth at the back of my throat on the same side as the lump.
Slightly worried by this and wondering whether or not to update my GP or just wait until the hospital appointment next week.
Obviously im on google and getting worried the more I read I just hope it’s nothing serious.
I will keep you updated.