Friday, February 07, 2014
I had my follow up with my endocrinologist this week. I had found an old chest ct report from about five years ago that I was asking him about. It mentioned a pulmonary nodule in my lung that was thought to be a probable granuloma and it also mentioned ectasia of the ascending thoracic aorta that measured 4.2 cm at the time. He is ordering a new ct to make sure the nodule is actually a granuloma. He told me to let my cardiologist know about the ectasia of the aorta. These things were not followed up on by my primary after that scan. (Sound familiar - my thyroid was not followed up on either originally and that did not turn out well).
I left a message for the cardiologist this afternoon. His nurse promptly returned my call. She seemed VERY concerned and wanted a copy of the old report sent over and a copy of the new report sent over as soon as it was done. She said they would then determine if I needed to be seen in the vascular clinic or by a thoracic surgeon. She said she would then get me the first available appointment to be seen.
Oh my. I am feeling a little scared at this point.