OK, something wasn’t right.  So, I went back to see the doctor.

I was told I had a throat infection, and possibly an infected lymph node.

Another week went by, and I was still in a lot of pain.  The lump was still increasing in size, and I was getting rather concerned.

This time, the doctor did a thorough examination, then went to talk to a senior doctor, who also did a thorough examination.  And then they took some blood.

I say some blood; they took pints of the stuff!  And that’s not easy to do with me as I have very small, almost invisible veins.  The two doctors had summon a nurse to try and take the blood after they had each failed more than once to find a vein.


Eventually, they got the blood they needed without wringing me dry.  And a letter was sent to the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Blackburn Hospital, asking for an appointment with a consultant.

Now it wasn’t just me who was concerned…

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  1. Blackburn my home town – with Blackburn Royal Hospital not too far from us. Good luck Tommy x


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