I became sickly before especially in the months of 2007
and the early months of 2008. I've never been sick
before, but during the 2007-2008 I was so sickly
and been almost every week to the doctor for check-ups
The check-up starts when I felt very itchy on my throat,
and it aches too. It was hard to swallow and I have a flu.
When I go to the doctor, I undergo different laboratories and
the findings is that I have a HYPOTHYROIDISM. For months I drink
medicines for hypothyroidism and undergo tests for that illness.
I suffered the pain and stress for thinking of the possible surgery.
I hate surgery and afraid of it, too. Then later, there were lumps
on the side of my neck up to my shoulder.
Painful lumps that I found it hard to laugh, breath and move
my right arms. It was increasing in numbers and and I'm really
afraid. I often leave work and my fever won't leave me.
I went to a different doctor this time. Undergo different laboratories
and tests too. The doctor said I have TB ADENITIS.
Hearing the word TB sent chill on my mind and heart. It really
feared me. I don't want to separate my things to my family. I love
sharing everything I have even things I used with my family.
And one thing, I'm so afraid to die skinny and I don't want to
cough and cough. I don't want to transfer that disease to my family
The doctor said this is a different kind of TB. It was not a contagious
disease. Good thing I have a good immune system and powerful defense system.
I would like to give a few information about this disease since it
gave me realy fear that I have now overcome.
ADENITIS results in swelling of the lymph nodes, and is classed by type. Though one normally recognizes the lymph nodes at the throat, and perhaps at the groin, there are lymph nodes throughout the rest of the body. Location-specific inflammation of lymph nodes is referred to as a type of adenitis, with the main symptoms in all areas being pain, and possibly drainage from the swelling.
adenitis, also called scrofula, also affects the skin and particularly the lymph nodes around the neck. It can be easily diagnosed by testing for the presence of tuberculosis, which helps rule out cervical adenitis. Since tuberculosis is now relatively rare, this form of adenitis is as well. Symptoms usually include one or more masses at the neck, fever, chills, and weight loss. Untreated, scrofula progresses to open sores.
Treatment of scrofula involves antibiotics, and may also necessitate removal of one or more affected lymph nodes since the swelling can damage nerves in the face. Recovery rates from this complication of tuberculosis are high. In most cases treated tuberculosis adenitis does not recur.
Maybe i shall talk more about this disease some other time. But it's
really reassuring knowing that once treated it won't occur again.
I'm now healed and not going to suffer again.