Liver ultrasound report
Friday, September 04, 2015
I had the liver ultrasound yesterday; the test itself went fine; it was painless, and took less than 20 minutes. From the time I got to the hospital, changed into a gown, had the ultrasound, and got back into my clothes, I was probably there only a half hour.
I was able to get the report online around 6pm yesterday. It was a very short report; with all the problems with my liver, I was expecting it to be a longer one. But anyway, here a few highlights from it, my comments are in the ( ).
The liver is diffusely abnormal. ( Diffusely means over a large area, that is not much different than what my CT scan in May said.)
There are multiple lesions (cancer) replacing the majority of the liver parenchyma (that is the part of the liver that filters out the toxins.) It has probably progressed slightly since the CT scan of May 22, 2015.
Impression: Extensive metastatic (meaning the breast cancer has spread) disease to the liver.
I have decided, for now, to wait a bit before calling Hospice. Maybe I will wait until I see my oncologist on the 18th, maybe I'll change my mind and do it before then. I just know I don't feel like doing it TODAY, even though other people think I should. I need to do what I feel is right for me, what is my comfort zone. And waiting a couple more weeks to make that call is not going to make my life any shorter or any longer. Actually, the pressure I am getting from well meaning people telling what to do is bothering more than the cancer itself right now.