So tomorrow is the day I see the ENT consultant and I’m really nervous. My pain and swelling is being treated really well with ice packs and my swelling has gone down substantially so I’ve convinced myself that they will take one look at me and think me crazy and I really need them to listen.
I’ve been writing everything down. I am armed with a load of written evidence. But what if they don’t listen? Bear in mind I’ve been back and forth to various departments since my diagnosis in 2004 (left styloid grows into my throat and under my tongue and the right grows down my neck) and not one of those departments picked up that my symptoms (severe neck pain, chest pain, gastro issues, sinus tachycardia, bradycardia, headaches, migraines, eye pain, blurriness etc etc) could have been down to the elongated styloid processes that I have and it’s only through my own investigations that I suspect that I have both forms of ES. I know there is very little knowledge about ES and vascular ES but what if the consultant is offended and isn’t willing to listen to my very compelling evidence? I’m having an internal meltdown…HOW do I convince them to at least give me an updated CT (preferably 3D with contrast right?)
Does everyone have this wobble just before they go in to battle?