I need a quick reply as I am scheduled for surgery day after tomorrow and not sure if I should keep the appt or cancel.
I had a PET Scan of my lymph nodes. Some on my neck area are swollen, although since having the PET scan, it seems as if some have gotten a little smaller. I am scheduled for a biopsy day after tomorrow (Aug 22)
The report I received from the PET scan said:
Adenopathy in the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. The majority of these nodes are only mildly hypermetabolic in spite of some of them being on the larger side.
I question whether I need to rush into having the biopsy? And especially at this time because of a recent back injury. I fell and CT Scan showed a compression fracture. I am on pain meds but the pain is still quite severe. I also am having some high blood pressure
readings (couple of days ago it was 206/69 and today 190/78) I’ve taken other readings throughout the day and it has not gone much below 170/… in the last few days.
Besides that I just received an extensive report back from a microbiology profile, stool culture that says I have candida zeylanoides. I knew my immune system was not well. I was diagnosed with celiac disease (auto immune), also have neuropathy. My system does not absorb food well.
With all of this, especially a weak immune system, is it wise to have surgery? They want to take a portion of or mabey all of two of my lymph nodes on my neck. I will have to have anesthesia because I have a pacemaker. It needs to be done in a hospital.
I don’t feel my body is in good enough condition to have surgery, even if minor. I don’t know if it can withstand more trauma than it is already under.
I need advice on this. Thank you.