Posts Tagged 'cancer'

Ready or not, going back to work Monday…(1/19)

so, I think i am ready for work now. It has been 5 weeks and the pain is mostly gone from my side (more on that in a minute), and I am down to one nap a day. And I am down to 1 vicodin a day as well. I need to get off the pills; I was/am addicted I think, and since dr. a. won’t give me anymore after this refill runs out, i am going to have to wean myself off the drugs. 😦

I went back to Huntington today (mostly to get money back in my coffers since Amazon is drying up) and boy was that a bad idea. I worked from 4:30-7 pm, and by 6 pm, i was in horrible pain. I wish i could have gone home, but the student i was tutoring really needed the help, so i stayed to help her but ran out of huntington to get home as fast as possible. (And i took a vicodin to help me out. how sad.)

well, I am looking forward to work at patterson monday (i actually am), and can’t wait to see all my dumbass students. I will, of course, show them my scar and have to explain to every class what happened and was it going on for the rest of the year.

Cancer…(10/8)

So my results are back from the CT scan. My gastro. calls me (and emails me) the results: a lesion on my right kidney mostly likely indicating kidney cancer. 2.5cm homogeneous mass on my right kidney (as well as there being an 11mm mass, but that one isn’t as concerning). I have a meeting with a urologist Tuesday to try and figure out what is going on. I don’t think I have come to terms yet with the words and concept. At this stage, though, it is “as far as we know” it is cancer. They aren’t 100% positive, but there really shouldn’t be a mass on/in your kidney. I will have more details Tuesday, but I am still scared.

Update: Saw my urologist today. He showed me the CT scans and, boy, does that tumor really show up. It was pretty cool. So the course of action is to get a biopsy at the end of this month just to make sure it is malignant. (90% chance that it is; but I am hoping that I am the other 10% – benign.) Once we confirm it is malignant, we will then cut it out and I will be good to go. 🙂