A phone call from the hospital on Tuesday meant a visit to the ENT Department less then 48 hours later to 'have a chat' with a surgeon about my reactive lymph nodes. Wasn't expecting him to almost immediately shove a camera up my nose and down my throat and I have to admit that it stung somewhat. How I managed to avoid sneezing or gagging I simply don't know.
He had the obligatory poke around and announced that he was adding me to his urgent list for a biopsy on Monday morning. Just like my GP and the cancer consultant at the haematology unit, he told me that he 'suspects' a lymphoma, but the only way to be 100% certain one way or the other is to remove one of the lumps and send it to the lab.
Got to admit that it's all feeling very real right now but I'm choosing to consider it a positive thing that the NHS is acting quickly so that I'll at least know the diagnosis sooner rather than later. With any luck, I'll have the results before I see my cardiologist at the end of the month. The excitement never ends...!