Monday, December 3, 2012

CT Scan and Results

I have my CT scans on Friday with plans to follow up with the ENT on the results on Monday. The scans are no big deal at about 45 seconds per the tune of $1600/scan. Wow! Never have I blown through a deductible so quickly before.

In the time between the first meeting with the ENT and the follow-up to discuss the results, I decide this lymphoma business is a bunch of crap. I don't know what's going on but on the Weds of that week, I had a hockey game where we had no subs so I played an entire 45-minute game, no problem aside form being tired which is expected. I don't have cancer, the notion is simply absurd.

Monday I go into see the ENT to discuss the CT results (I get the doctor this time) and he walks in saying "I hate to say it but the results don't look good". {POP} I tell him to leave the room and try that again because that was obviously incorrect. He tells me that the pattern of adenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes) suggests Hodgkin's and we'll need to pull a lymph node to do a biopsy. That old story again? I guess I can't just will this away.

We schedule a biopsy for later in the week. This is bullshit.


  1. Glad you are doing this. I wish we could be there physically for you, but at least now you have an outlet and we can know what you are going through. I think its a really healthy thing to do. Can't wait to give you a big hug in a few days!

  2. I agree with Denise. But I think this blog needs a frame sticker.