Those who doubt that laughter is the best medicine probably haven’t met Bryan Raybon.
My good friend, 32, who this past February was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, is assistant clinical director for Atlanta-based Positive Impact — and an otherwise vital young man.
Bryan’s illness surfaced innocuously enough late last year, when he began a new workout regimen with a trainer. Ensuing fatigue, nausea and a small bump in his groin area were initially diagnosed as a hernia.
“I met the doctor, who did an exam, and he said, ‘That’s not a hernia. It’s a swollen lymph node,’” Bryan recalls.
Surgery was at first ruled out, and Bryan was given a course of antibiotics to eradicate a suspected infection.
“Oftentimes a lymph node just sort of swells up for no reason, the doctors told me, and it could be a reaction to an infection, like some weird toxicity,” he says. “They said to come back in three weeks if it hasn’t gone away.”
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