Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This is healthy?

My doctor has again pronounced me in good shape after my physical. I'd like to add a few caveats.

  1. I still have Friedreich's ataxia, a monstrously horrid condition.
  2. I have some, ahem, rectal bleeding. This is no real surprise, but she thinks I should get a colonoscopy. Short of sleeping on the toilet, I am just not sure how I could survive the prep for this test.
  3. I have kidney stones. They are still in my kidney and we hope they will gather much moss and be there till I die, which might not be that long because ...
  4. I HAVE NODULES ON MY LEFT LUNG! WT-holy flying-F? My doctor is not worried because they are small and I am a low-risk factor. She said they are most likely scar tissue or something benign. She added that we should not panic and wants me to have a test in six months to look at them and see i they have changed My sister said her google research also showed cancer is unlikely, but I have to wait six months to find out. And of course, I am panicking. I just know that I already have worse lung cancer than a 23-pack a day smoker or tuberculosis to rival Doc Holliday's.

    I have never smoked, ever. But I blame the cigarettes I found after one of my great uncles visited or maybe after Mom and Dad's dinners years ago. I didn't smoke the cigarettes. Mostly, I just remember opening them up on Gram's back steps.
Six months of this? Maybe I'll worry about the colonoscopy.


Anonymous said...

I know you are a Trott, but you can't worry about what you can't control. Plus, I am very confident that it is likely nothing. However, I understand how you are feeling. I was on my way to work along the sidewalk and answered my cell phone and got news that there was a "mass" on my ovary. Of course as a breast cancer survivor I was freaking out. It wound up that it is a cyst that has been there for a long time and I just get an ultrasound every year to check the size. It is probably something that has been around for a long time, but now that tests show almost everything that exists on our insides, sometimes things look like a huge problem and they are nothing. It is easy to say just forget about it and move on, but that is the best thing to do. We are not ready to start cursing yet. And believe me, I would use your e-mail to me as a baseline. But I'm not even going to go there.

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