Sunday, February 24, 2013
After I followed the scan machine's instructions to hold my breath, then breathe, etc., the tech said over the intercom that I needed to lower my pants as she didn't know they had metal grommets which interferes with the end product. I do so and therefore have to be rescanned; ie, double radiation, which ticked me OFF! online.wsj.com/ar
As usual, I asked for copies of my medical results and guess which pics were on the disk? Yeah. The ones with my pants up, so there were metal grommet buttons in the pics. *sigh* BTW, I don't know how a radiologist reads those as they're French to me. I couldn't see my tumor at all.
CT Scan 2-14-13 results: 1.7cm area of fluid attentuation corresponding with anechoic cyst found on previous ultrasound that either represents dilated calyx or parapelvic cyst. Need to get followup ultrasound in a few months; though it's LIKELY NOT cancer! After doc told me I had solid mass tumor after first ultrasound, I simply wanted to get biopsy, to skip the CT scan. I'm glad there's medical protocol and I heeded it.
I have found the kidney to hurt one day or couple of days, then not another. I will try to find a correlation, but I can't help but think this is the beginning of something; though what, I don't know at this juncture.