I apologize for my absence on the forums. Life gets in the way on so many levels, I'm sure you all know what I mean
First, I want to thank Robin for asking for your help. Even though we've never met, she's a good and dear friend, as are many of you. I know your prayers are reaching our Awesome and Almighty God.
Now, to the latest news. Last week, Keri had a lymph node removed from behind her right ear. This past Wednesday, the dr. called with the preliminary pathology, and said it was lymphoma. When we asked if it could possibly be anything else, she said no. So...we tried to wrap our minds around it and gathered our forces to fight this. Along comes Thursday; I get this call from a furious Keri telling me that the dr. called and said the pathologist came back with a diagnosis of Epstein-Barr!
Needless to say, we're relieved but angry. Keri's going for a second opinion, because if this lab was wrong once, what are the chances of being wrong again? She's going to find some new drs. as well. This all started back in October, with an infected lump in the front of her neck. Nobody ever did any bloodwork, aspirations or anything. The dr. in urgent care looked at it, told her it was a cyst and gave her a script for antibiotics. It happened again in February. She was sent to a dermatologist, an ob-gyn, and finally a plastic surgeon, who was going to remove it.
The day after seeing the plastic surgeon, the lump in her neck literally disappeared, and the one behind her ear popped up and was very painful. Since she already had the surgery date, the dr. took out the lump behind her ear-the lymph node.
So there you have it. She's out getting her medical records and she has an appointment with an oncologist next Thursday for the 2nd opinion. Please continue praying for her until she has some resolution.
Thank you everyone for rading this far................