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My left side is defective

I've had a cold for about 8 days, but it's actually only on my left side now. I don't mean that just the left side of my nose is stuffy, I mean my entire left side still has a cold while my entire right side it nearly back to normal. The left side of my face hurts, my left eye hurts, my left ear hurts, the left side of my throat hurts and the left side of my chest is congested. WTF?

This is just one more bit of evidence that my left side is completely defective. My left pupil is abnormal, my left ear has fluid problems, there's a lymph node on the left side of my neck that's about the size of a pea at all times (and it swells if I ever get a shot in my left arm), and I once had a different lymph node on the left side of my neck become so huge and painful that I could barely turn my head. It took 3 months of doctor visits and several courses of antibiotics to fix it (30-days of penicillin finally did the trick). Oh yeah, and any time I get a migraine (not very often, but I get them from time to time), guess where I have it? LEFT SIDE.

I think I need Doctor House.


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Oct. 5th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
hmm Maybe you have an unknown cancer on the right side of your brain that is affecting the left?

there that's your happy thought of the day

also I told you eat the garlic! and rub your feet with vicks.
Oct. 5th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Heh. That'd be one hell of a slow-growing cancer — some of these left side issues have been in play for 15+ years!
Oct. 5th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Pretty much everyone I know in the last 10 days has had a cold (including myself), I'd say it must be going about except you live in the US of A and I live in the UK so it's got a way to travel :D

That's very... odd about your left side - I tend to get headaches to the left side but I've never had (or heard of) something affecting the whole left side.

Hopefuly you'll feel better soon!
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Yeah everyone around here has colds too. It's just that time of year. I've certainly never had one that affected my left side so strongly in comparison to my right side, though. It's bizarre!
Oct. 5th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I don't know what's left to complain about at this point!
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
I really need a *groan* icon.
Oct. 6th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
I think you can rule out Lupus :)
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
LOL. Yeah, Wegener's too. I haven't ruled out heavy metals or fungus though :P
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Thaaaaaat's not normal. That's not good at all. Anything that throws off the dilation of just one pupil is bad news.

I think you should see a doctor about this. Soon.
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Not to worry. My left pupil has been that way for about 15 years now and the doctor sent me for a CAT scan back then. That came back clean so the assumption is that it's just genetic. The thing that still puzzles me is why it simply got bigger one day. It wasn't always like that.
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
That's weird. Usually pupils change size together, even if they're getting different amounts of light.

Nothing happened around the time it started? Head injury, illness, hurled through a time portal?
Oct. 6th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Nope. I've never had a head injury — no concussion, nothing. No illness around then that I can recall (certainly nothing significant). There are a few benign conditions that can cause it and once the doctor ruled out a tumor she wasn't concerned. Mostly I just think it's weird.
Oct. 6th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Maybe that eye is going to develop the mutant power to fire laser beams from it? Keep your fingers crossed.

On a more serious note, does it impede your ability to adapt to lighting conditions at all? Or is it purely a cosmetic oddity? (Sorry. Don't mean to be nosy. Just curious.)
Oct. 6th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
So long as you don't accidentally kill a pigeon with your left hand, you'll be fine.
Oct. 6th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Left Side Imbalance
Hmmm. 15 years, approximately. That would be about the time when the Clintons (Left Side) gave up on Education Reform and Health Care Reform, and pushed a gun ban into law instead.

Before then, my left side was strong, angry at the right for Ed Meese's war on smut and weed.

My left side had blamed the right for that plaque at the USS Constitution: "No Political Speech Within 500ft".

Silly left side.

Oct. 6th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Humor aside...
Putting on my Systems Engineer hat:
1. Some infections (like mumps) just do that. No one knows why.
2. private message.
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