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I’d rather him just hand me my check standing up. It’s hard to crawl under there.


I’m not sure why he has me crawl under there to hand me my pay check.

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Usually if it’s heart moving or adjusting position / breathing won’t help the pain. So that rules that out. If it’s consistent or worsens I would ask you general doctor.

Especially since you say it starts based off movement or position of your body I wouldn’t worry but it if stresses you it’s always worth asking.

I have the same thing on my left side where my heart is. I’ve learned to know the difference because I do have a healthy heart and adjusting positions helps.


Until I got exhausted.

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Link above. 32 year old male.

I found it 5 days ago when my tongue was hurting so I looked in my mouth. My tonsils were removed as a kid. Only other condition is a 100% inactive thyroid for the past 20 years. No issues with it.

A throat lymph node was super swollen about two weeks ago and has gone down some.

Do I need to have this looked at? I have a regular doctor visit but not for 5 weeks. Should I wait or look now? Thank you. Any insight helps.

Non smoker. Haven’t drank in several months and was a casual drinker when I did.


Is the lymph node sore?

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Original Poster1 point · 10 days ago

The swollen one that was under my throat is not sore. it is still a little large but it is on the opposite side of my neck as the sore in the photo.

Don’t hold it. It’s an overpay lol!

23 points · 18 days ago · edited 18 days ago

It really depends on the time, and the monarch in question. I think it might be safe to say that most would only have engaged in combat with heavy support, or only in desperate circumstances, without.

Not sure if you're specifically after just classical antiquity, but Alexios I Komnenos of the Byzantine Empire (r. 1081-1118) has one brilliant anecdote: at the Battle of Dyrrachium (1081) his army was routed, and as he fled in disarray with his army, he happened to find himself in the midst of some enemy, Norman, knights. One charged, and struck him, with his lance. Alexios was saved from being dismounted by his foot getting caught in a stirrup, leading to the horse panicking and dragging Alexios along. Another knight charged and struck him from the opposite side, leading to the rather comical sight of Alexios being re-horsed by the force and angle of the blow. Properly mounted again, Alexios was able to ride off to fight another day.

Romanos IV (r.1068-1071) was either unhorsed, or dismounted, to fight a last stand with his men in the disastrous Battle of Manzikert (1071). When he was captured and brought before the enemy sultan, Alp Arslan, he initially refused to believe the dirty, bloody, disheveled Romanos was actually the emperor.

Theodore I Laskaris (r.1205-1222) at the Battle of Antioch on the Meander (1211) engaged his counterpart sultan Khaykhusraw I in personal combat; the two charged at each other, with Laskaris being struck first, on the head, with a mace. He fell from his horse, dazed, and the sultan, possibly believing him dead, was in the process of giving orders to have him taken away when the emperor rose up, slashed at Khaykhusraw's horse, then beheaded the downed sultan.

Constantine XI (r.1449-1453) last Roman/Byzantine emperor, allegedly died leading his men in a suicidal final charge against the Turks at the Fall of Constantinople.

William I The Conqueror (r.1066-1087) galloped amongst his panicking men, waving his helmet in the air to draw their attention and confirm he was alive, as a rumor had spread that he had been killed, and Norman morale wavered as a result.

The famous Richard I The Lionheart (r. 1189-1199) is perhaps one of the most celebrated examples of monarchs in combat; on numerous occasions he personally led his men into combat. In one battle he even had his horse shot out from under him. He was killed participating a little too heavily in the siege of Chateau Gaillard.

John The Blind, King of Bohemia (r.1310-1346) died fighting in combat whilst blind. Having lost his eyesight in 1336, he didn't let that stop him from fighting; at the Battle of Crecy (1346) he ordered his retinue to lead him into the fray. They tied their horses' reigns to his and escorted the king into combat. John and all his men were subsequently slain in the fighting. The horses were found the next day, still tied together.

Edit: added a couple more examples I happened to think of on a walk to the shop and back.

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Original Poster5 points · 18 days ago

Wow. Thank you for this elaborate reply! Amazing descriptions.

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