Friday, September 15, 2006

Follow Up Appointment and Path is Back

The nurse in charge of my GI doc called today with the pathology report. Benign tumor (with an evil sounding name) that could have grown to cause issues, just because it was in the way and stuff but is now gone so should be all peachy now. Yeah, they still would have wanted to take it out even if they had miraculously known without surgery that is what it was, but it still feels like a lot of fuss over a little mystery bump. Of course, it always felt that way to me. The thing is...75% of tumors in the digestive tract are not of the benign sort and even fewer are of the kind I had, so they like to check these things out.

Other news: follow up with the surgeon...well, he got called back into emergency surgery so he didn't see me. Nurse looked briefly at the incisions, said what I told her walking back: they look good, really good considering. She was horrified by my arm and the bruises there. Good thing she didn't see them right after the last hospitalization. I have to go back in 1-2 weeks so he can sign off on me. ARG. Call if my fever goes over 101. (of course, if my fever goes that high, they will probably get a call from the ER, since I am on those nice immune suppressing drugs that keep fevers from happening)

7 comments:

Lee said...

so do you miss Bob? glad it was benign btw :)

Anonymous said...

That's good news that it was benign.

Anonymous said...

Well hell. That was me, Vanda. I hate this beta. It won't let me post unless I go anonymous.

Emsxiety said...

Bob is gone. He won't be missed. Great news!

Vanda said...

That was so easy I didn't figure it out until this morning LOL. I just had to sign up.

Diana said...

I'm glad the surgery is over, the bump was benign and you're on the way to feeling a little better...maybe. No more surgeries, ya hear?
~Phoebe

TW said...

I think bob wanted to be known as Lester. Weird on having to sign up and the posting issues. Blogger had a headache yesterday though.