In the spirit of CandidGamera’s Gah! Pimple(s). thread, I too have discovered some new and interesting things near the surface of my body.
Saturday night I had a dream that I had a brain tumor. The genius I am in my sleep, I thought, “well, this can’t be good, let’s move it down away from the ol’noggin a bit!” So I grasped the lump and pushed it down my neck, at which point it became stuck. “Eh, better in the neck than in the brain.” There ends the dream.
Yesterday I discovered a lump in my neck down near where my neck meets my body (on the side). Round, immobile, hard. Not in the places that I usually associate with glands that get swollen when I get sick (and I’ve had strep throat more times than I can count, so I know what swollen glands feel like.) It isn’t sore, but I can feel it press in my neck innards (neckkards?) when I turn my head. I decide that since its a holiday, and I don’t really like going to the doctor anyway, I’ll sleep on it. See if its better in the morning, like 99% of things are.
After dreaming I was morphing into a Cardassian, this morning I woke up to see if my friend the lump is still there. Ah yes, he is. And he brought a friend. A brand new lump, not as big, sticking close by his sponsor. So I call my mother, a nurse, who is all too happy to give advice on any topic at any time. She’s the “suck it up its not going to kill you” type nurse who only suggests you go to the doctor if there are bones actually protruding out of your body or blood pouring from an orafice. She says to get to the doctor. Today.
So I am going to some doctor, somehow today. Haven’t yet switched my insurance over or gotten a doctor here yet (I moved here a little over two months ago), so I’ve got a bit of anxiety about seeing a complete stranger.
And that’s that. Happy Tuesday!