This first manifested a year ago. It was painful to the touch and turning my head hurt. I was given antibiotics and the pain ceased, but the lump remained, only smaller. While suffering chest congestion, I noticed the lump was larger. Was given antibiotics again and was told to come back and let him check the lump, as I might need a cat scan to check it out. The lump is still golf ball size, just not painful. Since it is November (with insurance deductibles) I would rather wait until January to have the cat scan. Am I being cheap and stupid or would it be okay to wait?