I arrived at the oncologists office at 9am as scheduled. I was cheerful and confident that the CT Scan was showing lymph nodes NOT cancer. Which is not the most popular attitude to have in a large cancer office, but I was making sure that I did not give the impression that I was scared. I waited in the office for DR. Buresh to come. He did. He was friendly, but seemed to try to find out if there were indicators that showed I had some signs or symptoms of cancer. Every question he asked, and re-asked, and triple-asked of me were the same. “Do you have night sweats?” or “Do you seat at night?” or ” are there times when you wake up sweating? Each time, “no”, ” NO”, and “No, never.” . I think he wanted to make sure that these images of lymph nodes were definitely a part of the Still’s disease. After 45 minutes, he felt assured that I was previously very healthy and that this CT scan is showing part of the Still’s.
I felt like I got the stamp of good health from him. However, I need to go back and have a re-check and CT scan done before March just to make sure.
I will be fine 🙂
I acquired AOSD in 2008. I have suffered so terribly and have found ways to help me regain my life. This my personal journal of this mystery illness to diagnosis. I hope that I can help others with my experience and information.