Friday, May 28, 2010

That needle

I was terrified of the needle biopsy. As it turned out I didn't need to be as it didn't actually happen :)

I went to the hospital yesterday to have the ultrasound-guided needle
biopsy of my axilla (underarm). The doctor looked long and hard with
the ultrasound machine and could find absolutely nothing that looked
like a lymph node in distress. So - the biopsy didn't happen. That was
a good thing because I was terrified of a long needle going 5cm or
more into my armpit/chest. Phew!

What does it mean? Well, I've decided that it means there is no cancer
anywhere else other than the tumour in my abdomen. However, doctors
have roused on me before for making my own diagnosis, so I'll have to
wait until next Wednesday arvo, when I see the surgeon, for him to
explain exactly what he thinks it means. I will probably know then when I will be admitted for surgery to St. George Private Hospital at Kogarah.


Carmen in Pambula said...

Glad you enjoyed Tassie and have plans to do we, as we didn't even touch the west coast or Cradle Mt environs. Needles - glad you missed it. Will be thinking of you next week.

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