Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"no news is good news" my liver!

My doctor's office called me today because I left a message this morning asking if my CAT scan results were in or not. She told me there was a bump on my liver but not to worry because it's probably something I was born with. Due to my history they want to keep an eye on it. So I will have another CAT scan in a few months and probably yearly follow ups just to make sure it's the same size. This is not good news but not bad news either, just news. Well it's sort of good news that they'll leave me alone for a few months because I need the break. Plus she told me not to worry because if Doc thought there was even a possibility of cancer on my liver, they wouldn't be waiting a few months, so I'm not going to worry. I guess.

Since it's on my liver, does that mean no more boozy, drunken, smoky sleazy bar fly nights? Damn I guess I'm going to have find a new hobby :O)

I don't remember the exact scientific word she used because I was in the car and I couldn't write it down. So I asked her to send me a copy of the report. I also asked for a letter stating my radiation information so that I could travel. I don't want to be taken to a secret interrogation room or sent to Guantanamo Bay just for trying to visit my sister.

I started feeling much better this week. I've been abnormally tired since I came home from the hospital and it was from anemia which I always have a problem with. MrPea calls me a weak link of nature. SO!? But I've been taking iron supplements in addition to my regular multi-vitamin and this week I finally feel the difference. So guess where I'm going tomorrow...

yes! I can't wait. All day I've been singing that song from, "Annie," Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya Tomorrow!

BTW since my post title is "no news is good news," I need to complain about that. I hate that. If anyone is going to charge me an arm and a leg for an invasive medical procedure the least they can do is call me even if it's just to say, "all's good!" What the hell?! To me it just means laziness.


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Sweet Pea, thanks for the update. I'm glad it's not bad news and they would definitely not let you wait if there was any chance it was cancerous.

Now I'm singing "Tomorrow" too because I've been waiting and waiting to visit your wonderful beach with you again, collecting shark's teeth, shells and sea glass.

See you then.

Hel said...

I am also singing along but I'm singing the day after tomorrow.

When Little Pea shares the beach with us.

I am so glad about your good news :D

I once went for an aids test and got no results. When I phoned to inquire the receptionist told me if I heard nothing I've got nothing. But what if they just misplaced my results??

Courtney said...

I'm glad you get a little medical vacation for a while. The beach sounds like a great place to spend it, too! :D

I had a small spot removed from the roof of my mouth two years ago. They told me, "if we don't call you, you're fine." WTF? They also couldn't give me an exact date of when they might call if something were wrong. I think they train compassion out of Doctors in medical school.

thailandchani said...

I am very relieved about your good news... and will keep maintaining that the worst of it is over. You'll be back on the beach, in the best of health, before you know it.

Mariposa said...

Oh your Highness, I'm happy to hear that you are doing well! And yes, not to even call you and inform you about the whereabouts of your result is just lazy!

Have a great week!

anne said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

I agree - they should have called you, whatever the news. I have to tell you again that the things you say about your medical experiences will make me a better nurse. Thank you!

Also - my apologies for not coming around very often - life is a little hectic at the moment. I definitely think of you, though!