Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Searching for Answers

It's been exactly one month since my biopsy, and I still don't have results. Crazy.

Since I'm not getting answers from U-M, I've decided to look elsewhere for my test results. I debated several solid information sources -- Nostradamus; a Magic 8 Ball; 1-800-PSYCHICS; the crazy lady down the street -- before turning to something with much greater statistical validity: a fortune cookie from Panda Express.

I was convinced that this cookie would provide the answers I so anxiously crave.

So imagine my surprise when I opened the cookie and found this:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Post-Biopsy Update

Quick update: I felt OK the first few days after my biopsy, but then something didn't seem quite right. I was having a hard time taking a deep breath and overall just felt a little bit "off."

On May 28 I went back to UM and was diagnosed with:

fever (100.5)
flank pain
retroperitoneal bleed

My doctors ran several tests, debated a CT scan, and opted to take the "wait and see" approach. They had me come back on May 30 to repeat the tests. And they called me on May 31 so that I could describe how I'm feeling.

My fever is gone, but the flank discomfort remains.

I'm hopeful I'm on my way to feeling better.