It is amazing how your mind changes when you have this beast, I would not have spoken to a doctor ref the pain in my ear before being diagnosed but I knew something wasn't right and it was quite painful
A friend has been staying for a couple of days from Berlin and I felt all I kept saying was something was wrong and that I had a lump under my ear, her response was I can't feel anything and you look fine even though I had just had 5th line chemo.
We have been friends for 35 years and during this visit, I found her quite ignorant of the chemo side effects I was going through even though I have her the information. I found her saying things like oh give over that surely not, or I think some off this can be in the mind.
She flew back to Berlin last night and told her the lump and pain I had been experiencing was an infection of the Lymph node, even then her answer was oh never mind everyone gets infections.
I am quite sad this friend is so ignorant even though I gave her the literature so she could understand what the treatment has done to me.
Now for a positive note, we have decided to go and stay on the Isle of Wight for a week before I am ready for the next round of treatment.