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Surgery Update (edited with doctor diagnosis)

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 1, 2012, 4:43 AM


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 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
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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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! My doctor was also surprised that I got it too. Thankfully, it wasn't serious. :D
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Corbie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional 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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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I do, I do! And thanks! :hug: I'm pretty glad to hear it wasn't serious too.
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SoniaCarreras Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist 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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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional 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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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Its good to know things are okay...and glad your alright.
Have a hug....scratch that HAVE A CUDDLE!!! :iconcuddleplz:
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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: Or cuddle back, but I don't know that emoticon...
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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
: iconcuddleplz :
Without spaces.
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ChristaDoodles Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hurray! Glad to hear it! :love:
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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: :D
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emedeme Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad to know it went well :hug:
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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: :D
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wanderer1812 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ glad to hear you are on the mend!
and having a nice relaxing time :D
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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was relaxing. Now, it's back to work. :XD: But thanks! :hug:
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wanderer1812 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol oh well, you enjoyed it while it lasted, that's the main thing XD
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Abadir Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Good to know. Welcome back! :hug:
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bukittyan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug: :D
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