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  1. Lymphoma?!?! Swollen Lymph Node

    I had a small lump on my jaw and neckline. An ultrasound was done by my physician and it was nothing of concern, as it was a swollen lymph node. My ENT physician told me that lymph nodes can take 2 to 3 weeks to shrink.
  2. Severe Insomnia

    I would try Melatonin.
  3. Traveling effecting bowel issues?

    The same things happens to me when I go on vacation. I remember when we were in London in June 2010 eating in a restaurant and right after I had finished I had a bout of semi-loose stools. However, when I am away, my bowel habits are irregular.
  4. Vacation with HA

    I agree with Bobnnat.
  5. My ENT and dermatology office has PA's on staff. I suffer from health anxiety and therefore would not see a PA. I am lucky that my ENT physician can usually see me within a few days and my dermatologist within 2 weeks or so. I do agree however, that PA's have a lot of training, but I would not feel comfortable having a PA treating me for something potentially serious as no matter how much training they have, they are not as qualified as a physician.
  6. My co-worker had melanoma, not from a mole, and it was pretty ugly. She is OK and hers was removed by a Moh's surgeon. A friend of mine had a melanoma from a freckle and he is fine also.
  7. In 2009, I had a basal cell carcinoma on the right upper side of my nose that was discoverd by my dermatologist and subsequently removed by a Moh's surgeon. The surgeon said their was a 99% chance that it would not recur and it has not as of yet. I suspected that it may be cancer as my wife is a pharmacist and I have read enough of her magazines and knew what they look like. My dermatologist told me that atypical moles are more likely to turn to skin cancer and should be removed to prevent skin cancer. He also said that all skin cancers do not come from moles, so a complete full body exam is necessary, especially if you have a family history of skin cancer.
  8. If you would have stepped on it, you would have heard a squash. I would not worry.
  9. If it concerns you, I would get a second opinion.
  10. It sounds like GERD, gastritis, or maybe IBS to me. My uncle had PC and had severe abdominal pain and weight loss. A CONSULTATION with a GI physician may be in order.
  11. Never this bad

    I used to work for a medium size cpa firm where the managing partner was a bully. He would have these huge mood swings and would sometimes scream so bad that his neck veins would bulge and his eyes would bug out. I worked there for 20 years and would avoid him if possible and had a number of run ins with him. It was a tough environment but I stuck it out. Eventually I was forced out in June 2002 and started my own firm and have one full time employee and one part time. It has been tough but ok overall. Go back and look for a job while you are working as it looks better if you are working when interviewing for another job.
  12. My father used to tell me when I was young to not look back at the past, but to look forward as looking back accomplishes nothing and you can't change what has happened anyway. My past has been filled with good and bad times. The future is of course unknown, which can be scary, so I try not to think to much about it. My internal medicine and GI physicians have told me to live in today.
  13. I have had basal cell carcinoma on my nose and it stood out like a sore thumb. My coworker had insitu melanoma and it was ugly discolored and was oddly shaped.
  14. Thanks for asking. It went OK. I had no cavities amazingly. My jaw hurts sometimes when I chew, so she checked me out and all seemed OK. My next appointment is scheduled for October 30, 2017 at 8am. This time I will keep the appointment.
  15. New here and Agoraphobic

    Many years ago my sister did not leave the house for a whole year due to panic attacks. She had just graduated high school back in 1978.