Yes, my already enlarged lymph node in my neck, does in fact, worsen if I have sinus or cold symptoms. It only makes sense as the lymphatic system/drainage aspect in our head trickles to the neck and throat nodes and also glands. I tend to be more preventive than wait till my allergies or a head cold arrives. Daily I gargle with salt water. Also, in the morning I will take a kleenex, soak it with ACVinegar, hold it to my nose, tilt my head back just a little and inhale it through my nose for a few seconds (method works wonders if you have a stuffy nose as well). You will feel the effects which is a good thing...it's killing the yukky stuff in your nose and helps. If the sinus or cold persists I increase the gargling to every few hours, apply castor oil to my whole neck (when applying be sure to lightly rub it down towards your clavicle). I also rebound daily for 15 min or so as this moves our entire lymphatic system which is very important to do with CLL.
Following is a link with other things you may want to try. :):) https://vkool.com/home-remedies-for-swollen-lym...
Following is a link regarding your lymphatic system and some ways to keep it moving
Soultime12, thank you for explaining this to me. I read through the second article and there are some very interesting ideas. I have a treadmill and a recumbent bike we use, but the mini trampoline sounds interesting to me. I’ll be looking into it. I saw what you posted about your girlfriend and I’m so sorry of her passing and that must have been so hard for you at that time. I can’t imagine the sorrow you must be feeling around this time. It’s never easy losing a loved one….that’s why every moment is to be treasured because we just never know. Take care and hope you’re feeling better. Have a Happy 4th and stay safe!
Hey Marilyn! Rebounding is on a mini trampoline. I know it sounds crazy and daunting but it is not like the trampoline that we think of or have used in the past! You will see it mentioned in the second article I believe. They are inexpensive and if I go a few days without doing it..my entire body feels like a big slug. I've been doing it for 6 years so I strongly feel that it helps in so so many ways.
Marilyn2, what I have learned over these past three years or so is that CLL seems to magnify any kind of pre-existing condition. So, if you had chronic pain before your CLL diagnosis, it is safe to say that it will become magnified. My oncologist told me that my pre-existing back pain would be exacerbated by my CLL.
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