Friday, June 2, 2017

Weird Test Results

We all get these standard medical tests - like a colonoscopy.... I get regular chest x-rays... Why? Because back in the dark ages of my thryoid cancer, they saw a 'thingy' in my lungs. It was a benign thingy but they wanted annual chest x-rays to check on it to make sure it didn't do anything.

So after over 25 years of annual chest x-rays for the thingy, I was told they no longer needed annual chest x-rays for thingy's, they would wait until any symptoms occurred. Then, as luck would have it, I was put on methotrexate for my rheumatoid. As there is a possibility of lung problems caused by methotrexate, I was put back on 'sort of' annual chest x-rays again.

This week I saw my rheumatologist and she realized I hadn't had an annual chest x-ray for at least two years so she said it was time. So I went.

Yesterday the results showed up with a weird comment.... I hate weird little comments from radiologists. I sent a message to my rheumatologist for an explanation. I really hope its a nothing. I don't believe it is related to the original 'thingy' but I do want a definition.

The problem is that once you have cancer, with every weird test result you start to go back on that really bad cancer roller coaster with all the 'what if's' floating through your brain. I just hope I get an answer soon. Dr Google gave me lots of really bad reasons for the cause of this weird comment so I really want to know asap. And I need to remember to avoid Dr Google.

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