This Friday I have to have a biopsy. I've had a lot of pain in my left upper abdomen for a while, now - it extends around to my back. The pain has been bad enough that I can't sleep and can't do what I need to do during the day.
I had a CT scan last week to find out what the issue is, I have 'distal esophageal mural thickening' and a lesion in my right kidney. The biopsy on my esophagus is Friday at 1:30pm Central Standard Time - USA.
I found out about the kidney lesion while reading my clinic notes - I sent an email to my doctor asking about it. It may well just be a cyst as they are common. If it is, it would be unremarkable. (And therefore not mentioned) - but I want to make sure that's all it is.
This last year has been incredibly stressful. So, I'm hoping that this is just scar tissue from being a personality type that tends to hold it firmly together during the urgent need time or emergency then do a crash bang when all is done. I haven't gotten to the 'all is done' mode, yet - so emotional outlet has been rather sparse. I've had a few good cries. . .need about two million more . . . But maybe this will work in my favor as far as cancer goes.
I REALLY want to be well and able to care for my husband right now.