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A throat update... 
Aug. 12, 2012 12:00 am 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 7:15 am
Yes, I admit that a mere 3 weeks ago, I was all freaked out about this "thing" that was discovered in my throat while at the dentist's.  It wasn't so much the "words" that were spoken, but more the TONE with which they were spoken...  I did finally get in to see my doctor (dentist thought a "dental oral surgeon" was called for...) Dr looked at me and with a very "matter of fact" attitude, said that he thought is was only a cyst.  I left his office with a much brighter attitude than before, and the next day recieved a call regarding my referral to an ENT on this coming Friday. 

While a DDS surgeon might have been fine, I was uncomfortable with that thought, and felt that the medical avenue was the way to go.  

So, thanks to all of you who've offered support, even if I was being overly "dramatic" at first, but frankly, it did give me a wake-up call, for sure!  I've been much more at ease since seeing my doctor!  Meanwhile...

Be healthy, be happy, be crazy!
Aug. 12, 2012 5:54 am
No, you weren't being overly dramatic. You never know how serious those things can be and I am sure Mike Harvey would tell you the same thing but he can't since his computer is down. Thanks for the update. Glad to know what is going on!
Aug. 12, 2012 6:13 am
So glad things seem to be working out much better. The dentist shouldn't have scared you like that! Good luck with the ENT Friday and please keep us up to date.
Aug. 12, 2012 8:04 am
On the contrary, your dentist did exactly as he should have and you should be very glad to have one who pays such close attention to you. I am thrilled for you that this appears to be just a cyst. encourage you to continue on with having it removed and pathology done on what they remove. I have had a nodule on my vocal cords removed, turned out to be benign, and I lost my sister to throat cancer. things like this need follow up. I am a nurse and most interested to hear how this goes in the future, please keep us posted and good luck.
Aug. 12, 2012 10:27 am
hey stevie, i am with every one else you do need to follow up on this...be well friend and keep us updated ...judy
Aug. 12, 2012 4:02 pm
Not an over reaction. Hope all is well!
Aug. 12, 2012 4:53 pm
Stevie I hope you get better.
Aug. 12, 2012 6:32 pm
Cat,thanks for the support, AND for letting me know where "Mike" has been... have to admit, I've missed seeing him here! Be well, friend!
Aug. 12, 2012 6:35 pm
iceemama,the "wheels" turn painfully slow, but I'm taking "that" as a good sign! I'm very happy that the hygenist found this "thing," but frankly, it was attitude that worried me so... not the actual news! Be well!
Aug. 12, 2012 6:48 pm
covergirl, you're right, and I'm happy that this was discovered, however, I feel that dentist should have suggested my MD, not a DDS person... Think I'm more concerned about any "procedure" than whatever it turns out to be! I understand the importance of follow up... my beloved ex-wife (who was my best friend until bone cancer took her from us after the divorce,) Dammit, she should have known better, and had her breast checked a good year before she did! Guess that's a different story! She was an RN when she went on disability! Be well, and certainly I will keep folk updated! Just realized that I'm "a week ahead of myself..." my ent appt is the 24th! OOPS!
Aug. 12, 2012 6:48 pm
You did not over react at all. I agree the dentist or hygenist did the right thing, but one doesn't expect to hear of more than cavities at the dentist. I know you will follow up and do so knowing you have a cheering section.
Aug. 12, 2012 6:50 pm
Judy, you are "a love" as the Brit's say! btw, some of your emails have gone to my spam folder... don't know why! Be well, and keep in touch! ttyl
Aug. 12, 2012 6:51 pm
mauigirl, thanks for the SUPPORT for sure! All of these "good thoughts" can only help! Be well!
Aug. 12, 2012 6:53 pm
King, I'm confidant that things will be tended to, and that the outcome will be a nuisance more than anything else! Be well, friend!
Aug. 12, 2012 6:55 pm
BigShotsMom, I always get a kick out of things, when someone I'm going to contact is online at the same time! Maybe I should learn more about "the (recipe) buzz!" I know beyond a doubt that many of you are "in my corner!" Be well, friend!
Aug. 13, 2012 6:04 am
Stevie-Sending you Well Wishes and I am glad to hear you are seeing a Doc.
Aug. 13, 2012 3:57 pm
Thanks, Lela! Be well!
Aug. 13, 2012 4:22 pm
I should have told you about Mike sooner because I know he would have "talked" to you as soon as he heard. He went down about the time of your first post about this. Uh, I mean his computer. Darn silly things these computers. As soon as he gets back, if he doesn't see you I will let him know :)
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Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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