Oprah Winfrey recently had a health scare after her neck mystery swelled up and she feared the worst.
She describes in the November issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine” the terrifying moment Winfrey “worked myself up to a blood pressure reading of 150/80 thinking about how I was going to rearrange my life to deal with whatever this was.”Writing in her “What I Know for Sure” column, the media mogul says she was making scrambled eggs for breakfast—on an “ordinary Friday morning”—when she “turned to get a pinch of salt and noticed a bit of soreness in my neck.
The area under the left side of my chin felt tender. In the mirror, I could see it was swollen. By the time I finished making breakfast, the swelling had increased. It looked like a goiter that had come out of nowhere. I immediately Googled ‘swollen lymph gland causes.’ None of the results was good.”
Winfrey called an internist, who set an appointment for later that afternoon.
“For the next four hours, I thought the worst,” she writes. “Why would a neck suddenly swell? Maybe it wasn’t sudden. Maybe whatever it was had been growing for days, or longer, and I only now noticed.”
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