I went to what I THOUGHT was my last appointment before surgery to the pulmonary specialist yesterday.
And found out among other things that he is not comfortable releasing me for surgery until he does more tests.
So back to Cleveland clinic Tues at 7 in the morning for more tests...BOO !!!
He felt things would be fine...but wants to make sure.
Even said "I think you'll be fine,
I am more worried about your heart".
I had feelings of deja vu
And we all know how THAT turned out!
So I am not feeling real confident in what he's saying....LOL
Then he's asking me why I had bone scans and CT scans? Who ordered them...
I was afraid I was full of cancer I tell him...My COPD is worse.I've had horrible stomach pains for about 3 months now and I have a swollen lymph node in my groin area , as big as a golf ball...
But everything was clear.
(He already knows this he is looking at my test results online)
This is how the conversation went after that
Pulmonary Dr: WHO told you you had swollen lymph nodes?
Pulmonary Dr:When did he tell you this?
Debbi: June 23rd when he told me I had breast cancer
Pulmonary Dr:Did he check it?
Debbi: yes...he felt down there.
Tried pushing it back in etc.
I told him I could push it back in like the last one I had repaired. And he even made me try to do it. ...No he says..."This is not a hernia its the lymph lodes swollen."
So I am thinking great...the cancer is all thru me.
Pulmonary Dr: Well it's a hernia
Debbi : Oh...wow (but thinking how could he not KNOW a hernia...he is a Surgeon after all)
Pulmonary Dr:Didn't they tell you your full test results?
Debbi: No...they just said the bone scans and all the CT scan area's were clear of cancer.
Pulmonary Dr:Well there's a few other things on this report.
(at this point I can tell that the Pulmonary Dr is a bit happy that Dr Surgeon was wrong.
And suspect that Pulmonary Dr is a bit down the ladder rung from Surgeon and is gloating)
Pulmonary Dr:You have "bubble cysts on your liver and kidneys" But that's no big deal after seeing my face.
Pulmonary Dr:And you have a large cyst in your right ovary. Don't you feel pain down there?
Debbi: My whole stomach has been in such bad pain for a few months now that I don't think I would feel it JUST the ovary.
So I am thinking......
And I'm thinking ...I sure HOPE Dr. Surgeon is better at removing my breasts and getting all the cancer then knowing a simple hernia... :::frown::::
Somewhere after the Heart cath...I will have to have more surgeries to fix a hernia.
I already knew I'd be having more back surgery...a hysterectomy and a few other things after the cancer was removed.
Now I am just praying the hernia doesn't strangulate or the cyst doesnt rupture before I get the surgeries done..
Throw in a course of Chemo and I have plate full for the next year...lol
So ...take a number and get in line...Better pack a lunch...
You have a while to go
And He is Now At Peace
10 hours ago