One fall morning in 2007, I awoke to a really painful, hard to swallow sore throat. But wait, why does it hurt different? It doesn't burn. It's not scratchy. I can really talk just fine. There is no fever, what is this? Why do I have this pain in my neck without regular sore throat pain?
Wow, even a sip of water is NOT a good idea! Well, maybe it was something I ate, like a allergic reaction. Okay, this is not going down and I really don't need to go on a diet here. Well maybe when I go to my allergy shot appointment they can suggest something?
So, I having this trouble swallowing. I was wonder if I should see the doctor. Yeah, you'll get him, it could be my thyroid? No, I have had no other weird symptoms doc. I guess that I need to just make an appointment, huh. Oh, an ultra sound really... okay. Well, it's been like this since this the other morning and I am not really that hungry. It feels like I have a lump in my throat, is all.
It doesn't bother me to push on it. I know you can't say anything but I guess the next step is a biopsy, right? I thought so.
And with that, I was off to have a REALLY LARGE NEEDLE stuck in my neck.