Surgery Update (edited with doctor diagnosis)
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Published: October 1, 2012


I had my minor surgery last week and everything went just fine. No complications, and I should get the stitches on my neck removed tomorrow. I spent my recovery time playing video games, petting my cat, and catching up on my Naruto manga reading. Now, I'm ready to go back to work.

Thanks for all the well wishes! :D Hugs to you all! :hugs:

Edit (10/4)

Went to the doctor Tuesday to get my stitches removed and discovered I had Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Which really isn't a disease. Description via Wikipedia: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare, self-limiting disorder that typically affects the cervical lymph nodes. Recognition of this condition is crucial, especially because it can easily be mistaken for tuberculosis, lymphoma, or even adenocarcinoma. Awareness of this disorder will help prevent misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.[1]

Kikuchi's disease is a very rare disease and mainly seen in Japan. Isolated cases are reported in America, Europe and Asia. It is mainly a disease of young adults (mean age, 20–30 years), with a slight bias towards females. The cause of this disease is not known although infectious and autoimmune etiologies have been proposed. Course of the disease is generally benign and self-limiting. Lymphadenopathy most often resolves over several weeks to six months. Recurrence rate is about 3%. Mortality is extremely rare and usually due to hepatic, respiratory, or cardiac failure.

Basically, one of my lymph nodes died and they just needed to remove it. It was funny that my doc looked at me and asked if either of my parents were Japanese because it seems to be very common in Japan. I have some Chinese ancestry, so that might have been it.

Anyway, there was my diagnosis, for those interested. I just find it amusing that I get a rare condition. :XD: Thanks again for the well wishes and hugs! :D Y'all are great.


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DreamerPierrot's avatar
I'm happy to hear that the surgery went well :XD:. It is quite odd that you happen to get a rare condition like that :confused:
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! My doctor was also surprised that I got it too. Thankfully, it wasn't serious. :D
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CorbieProfessional Writer
You just have to be different, don't you? ;) So glad to hear it wasn't anything more serious! :hug:
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
I do, I do! And thanks! :hug: I'm pretty glad to hear it wasn't serious too.
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SoniaCarrerasHobbyist General Artist
Glad everything went well! Not that i didn't expect it but it is always reassuring ;).

Now enjoy the convalescence XD. It's the best part!
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
I enjoyed it a lot! Now, I need to get back to work. :XD: Thanks so much for the support. :hug:
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Its good to know things are okay...and glad your alright.
Have a hug....scratch that HAVE A CUDDLE!!! :iconcuddleplz:
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: Or cuddle back, but I don't know that emoticon...
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: iconcuddleplz :
Without spaces.
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ChristaDoodlesProfessional General Artist
Hurray! Glad to hear it! :love:
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
:hug: :D
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emedemeStudent Digital Artist
Glad to know it went well :hug:
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
:hug: :D
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wanderer1812Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ glad to hear you are on the mend!
and having a nice relaxing time :D
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
I was relaxing. Now, it's back to work. :XD: But thanks! :hug:
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wanderer1812Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol oh well, you enjoyed it while it lasted, that's the main thing XD
Abadir's avatar
Good to know. Welcome back! :hug:
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bukittyanProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug: :D
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