good news

I went to the doctors to get the results of my CT scan today. I swear that 20 minutes waiting in the waiting room was the slowest, most tortuous of my entire life. I was doing deep breathing exercises, trying to calm my poor nervous system down. When the doc finally called my name I wondered if I’d pass out from the ridiculousness of it all!!!The doctor pulled out what seemed to be a hundred scans and shuffled through them, telling me that my tumour was benign. BENIGN! Immediately I felt as light as a feather. I tried to pay attention to the scans he was showing me, but they seemed confusing and I couldn’t make anything out on them.

He basically said that they wanted to repeat the scans in 3 months to see if the tumour had grown and then they will decide what to do. The surgery is pretty major, so I guess they don’t want to do anything unnecesary.

I’ve since had a look at the scans and read the report and I’ll summarise as best as my non medical self can.

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(so obvious…..not!!!)

The tumour is the second most common benign tumour of the liver called a focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH). It is in the right lobe of my liver, measuring 9 x 9.3 x 8.7cms. The liver is the second largest single organ in the body (after the skin) and measures around 21-22.5 cm across its widest point, 15-17.5 cm at its greatest vertical height, and 10-12.5 cm from front to back. So my tumour takes up a fairly significant part of my liver!!

There you go!

So relieved and so happy.

Thanks to everyone who supported me the last few weeks – muchly appreciated xoxoxxoxox

 

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~ by Fen on August 11, 2009.

6 Responses to “good news”

  1. That really is very exciting news. So glad to hear you can finally breathe a sigh of relief!

  2. Good to hear Fenz.

  3. Yaaaay!Way to go. I'll let Frank know we don't need the body.Good work.

  4. Thank bloody goodness *stamps feet and shakes head at mythical mother nature person up in the sky*.

  5. thanks folksDave – tell Frank I still want the body, this one is past its used by date methinks!

  6. […] The last 6 years have been really tough on my body. Endometriosis and subsequent surgery. Then a fuck off big tumour, followed by major surgery. If that wasn’t enough, I had complications followed by 3 […]

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