I don't know what do do now.
Excuse the wibbly, nervous nature of the post below.
My chin is now officially distended. Yeah, ok, it's only mild but I can see the bit where they sewed my skin to my neck from the inside because it was no longer attached. i mean, that bit is sticking out like a sore thumb, because the rest of my chin all around it is really swollen. It's hurting in a frustrating, lower jaw numbing toothache kind of way (except too low down for that) *all the time*.
It's only slightly warm but it has changed temperature. Meanwhile my body temperature is entirely normal, so no fever or anything. Basically, this isn't going to last until next Thursday. Damn. DAMN. None of the other docs at the surgery know anything about my neck. they won't go through my notes, you can guarantee it.
I... I'm just going to try and surf to find the right antibiotic but since it's officially in the "rare" category, I know that there's not exactly a welter of information out there. Could be a good thing I'm just about to stop breastfeeding.
I am going to shut up about it a bit now because you will have gathered it takes up quite a lot of psychological space when it's going. I don't want to make myself a gibbering wreck. I would though, just like to say out loud:
blimey the net resources are a hell of alot better than last time my neck was giving me gip. Here's an incredibly extensive article on Cystic Hygromas at emdicine.com. It's suggesting intravenous antibiotics (gee thank you!) but it also says that Hygromas do not occur over the age of 2. Bong! Wrong, sir. Mine appeared when I was 10.
However, that's a good primer to print out and take to Mr "What the hell is a cystic hygroma" GP. Having said that though, that might utterly antagonise someone who is supposed to be in a position of knowledge. Ah, fuck them. I fucking HURT.