My GP decided to send me for an ultrasound scan of my neck to see if there was anything to worry about. The ultrasound clearly showed there was something there which needed much more investigation.
The ultrasound technician reported that she thought I have a Schwannoma which are usually benign. My GP thought it was a little more serious than that and thought the lump was attached to my carotid artery, so he referred me to a Vascular Surgeon.
A few days later I found myself in the rooms of the Vascular Surgeon.
He walked in to the reception area and his opening comments to me were “I just love a challenge”. This is when I knew it was very serious.
So the Vascular Surgeon did his own Ultrasound scan and picked up 3 lumps on the left hand side of my neck. He had no idea what they were but there was a list of things that could go wrong with them there – apparently a slow death if it constricted my coritid artery or airways.
I was next scheduled to have a biopsy done a few days later with the untrasound technicain and a lab technician. The results were inconclusive.
So back to the Vascular Surgeon who scheduled me for surgery a week later.