So my surgery is in about 24 hours (Tues. Morning) and I am at the really stressed out point. I haven't been at all stressed out up until now but it's all hitting me (2 biopsies, an MRI, catscan and many doctors visits later). I'm also worried because of pain I have been feeling.
Did anyone get pain in their neck (I have a fairly large tumor in my lymphnodes) before? I've been told pain from this is rare but even before I was diagnosed I was getting pain in my neck, specifically there and in my thyroid. That's one of the main reasons I went to see my endo again. And poof, cancer. But my surgeon keeps dismissing it.
The reason it's stressing me out is I have been getting very similar pains in my upper chest. It's probably nothing - just me over thinking things - but I won't know until I get the full body scan in 2-3 months. So - STRESS.
All before my TT, left neck dissection and possible right neck dissection (to be decided tomorrow).
What did others do to de-stress before surgery? And should I be worried about this pain? I plan to talk to my endo as he knows me better. But is it worth bringing up before surgery?
Thanks everyone. You are all such a great support system.