It's never easy. After my scan, the doctor comes in and says that everything was fine, the lymph node is normal and my entire body is clean.
“However, there's a hot spot at the base of your tongue that seems a little larger than before.”
In case you don't know, when you look at a PT scan on a screen, any irritation shows up as a brighter color. The doctor said that “just to be safe,” I should go to my ENT and have him look down my throat.
So I leave the clinic, go to treatment to get UVB and Vitamin C drip, and then head off to the Ear, Nose & Throat specialist. He first sticks a mirror in my mouth and looks at the back of my tongue and says he doesn't see anything. So he shoots some numbing spray in my mouth.
He says, “It tastes horrible.”
Fooled him; I can't taste.
Then comes another part I hate. He takes some gauze, pinches my tongue and pulls it out. Then he sticks a scope down my throat and looks around, saying, "Uh-huh, oh... mmm, okay".
Then he gets up and leaves the room.
I'm thinking that's not good. I've heard, “Uh-huh, oh... mmm, okay” before.
He comes back in five minutes and says the hot spot is from the radiation and there's nothing to worry about.
So why did he make me sit for five minutes and panic?
Bottom line my scans were clear. Thanks to everyone for your good thoughts and prayers.