Friday, October 22, 2010

Jumping the Gun

Well, we got ahead of ourselves. The radiologist reading the ultrasound felt that this "suspicious mass" thing was just a big wad of liver (regeneration macro-nodule)which had developed a covering of scar tissue around it, and there was no reason for concern. The Hepatologists of the University round table did not feel like taking a chance, so they have NOT ruled out a cancer, and there will be more CT scans at the very least. The interest here is that this mass is the perfect size,were it to turn out to be malignant to indicate for a liver transplant. The liver doctor of great fame said that he hoped that he would never have to drop me into a bucket of formaldahyde, something I also hope, and Bobby and Sharon too. Status quo will do just fine , thanks. Repeat CT scans. Nice boring CT scans. Boring is good. Just a suspicious mass. To quote Ahnohhld in kindergartner cop, "It's NOT a TOOMAH!"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Chilean Miners and Billybob's Ultrasound report

Bob got the CT scan report a day before his 4 year sobriety birthday, Sept 14, 2010. None of his previous test results have ever suggested metatastic cancer as a possible out come . I mean after it spreads, you ARE pretty screwed , right? Maybe if it is caught just as it begins to spread, but by the time it starts eating your bones, you are doomed, right? Who knows. I dont. For I am a liver. I am the liver in question, and tonight as they pulled the last of the miners out of the doom below, we got more good news: that there is no reason for concern. The ultrasound results show no reason for concern. There is no cancer in here. Now they just need to find out what is eating holes in Bobby's rib. Pass the pain receptors. OW.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Recent CT scan results

1. Findings consistent with cirrhosis. No evidence of cellular carcinoma. Patchy hypodensity in the right lobe of liver and a more focal subtle lesion with mild mass effect lateral segment left lobe liver measuring 3.1 cm in diameter, more conspicuous and slightly larger compared to 6-16-10 when it measured 2.8 centimeters in diameter. Recommend correlation with ultrasound and dynamic MR.
2. Slowly enlarging lytic lesion of the anterolateral left seventh rib. Considerations include fibrous dysplasia, aneurysmal bone cyst, myeloma and metastasis. Recommend further evaluation
Kind of scary. Metastasis?!?!?!?! WTF!!!!!