Around 4pm on Friday as I was driving home from Mom’s I heard my phone ring. I pulled over and I had missed a call from Mayo. A voicemail from my primary care doctor said he was leaving a message on the online portal for me. I checked that (thank you smart phone) and it seems that a radiologist got around to comparing the images from last year that I had dropped off over a week ago with the ones from this year. The upshot is that this doctor thinks I should STOP EVERYTHING until I can have the other breast looked at. I guess if it was easy, everyone would want to joint this club (not). I am hoping that this is just an over reaction on his part. I had a nice, neat plan. The upshot now is that with every possibility back on the table again (until proven otherwise) I actually felt myself getting physically ill while reading all the literature they sent home with me that details all the possibilities. I can’t do anything on the weekend, and have put in pleading messages to my cancer surgeon to make sense of this, and don’t postpone the surgery. I may know more on Monday.
At 7:45am on Monday I report for my colonoscopy. I am eating soft, white foods today, mostly oatmeal. Tomorrow it is clear liquids (hopefully coffee counts as clear liquid…) and then I start the cleaning out process in the afternoon. My life is just a whole bunch of fun right now.
Mike will arrive tomorrow evening, after hopefully helping Mom clear out her rental 5th wheel of everything she hasn’t already moved to the new apartment. She slept there last night and is really happy right now. On the way to the clinic Monday morningI hopefully can call the scheduling folks and see if I can get in for the biopsy on the other breast the primary care doctor wants this week, prior to the surgery. In reality, I hope my surgeon looks at things and says we don’t need to worry about it right now.
Methinks the fun is just beginning.