The Chinese have a curse; "May you live in interesting times."
Thus; I had a CT scan a few weeks back and my specialist said,
"You have a complicated cyst of the left kidney and you need a CT guided biopsy".
Um, okay. I tried to schedule that at CVH but there was a problem getting the biopsy to a lab soon enough. So I scheduled with Mercy Medical in Roseburg. That happened this morning. My impression was that if it was like most x-rays, I would be easy in and out. Um, not so fast, young lady!
Went in fasting, husband very kindly drove and shepherded me from place to place. Got all signed in and informed. I got to lie face down for about 45 minutes while I was numbed up with Lidocaine (It was supposed to burn but I must be immune). They took three core samples from the right kidney, and was trundled off to Day Surgery for two hours. I had thought that my left kidney would be biopsied but no, they do not routinely biopsy cysts, more interested in the kidney itself. AND I had to be in postop for TWO HOURS....to make sure that I am not bleeding because the kidney is ultra vascular. Good news, I took a 45 minute nap between periodic vital checks. Was finally dismissed and we went to lunch at Elmer's. (Dutch Baby!!) Discharge orders include bed rest 24 hours, next 24 hours take it easy. Um I can do that, no one does take it easy better than moi. We will go trotting back on 31st for visit with Dr. K for diagnosis and what ever happens next. So since they were not looking for CA they are looking at kidney failure. Hopefully getting BP under control will stave off that.
Also, this week we received the new smart phone from Tracfone and are still getting acquainted, neither of us want to read the manual so texting, posting pictures, accessing email and other apps are to come in the future. The 21st Century is so strange. We received a picture of Cica while in Roseburg and had to get home before we could FIND THE TEXT MESSAGE and figure out how to REPLY. I hate being stupid. We also need an App for a calculator, if it is built in we haven't found it. AND husband took a very unattractive picture of me on the gurney, and thankfully I haven't figured out how to send pictures to my computer and have plenty of time to MAKE IT DISAPPEAR.
Bye for now, I will keep you posted.