Thursday, May 30, 2019
About 2 months ago, I was getting out of bed. I stepped down and my leg hurt so bad I dropped to my knees. My hubby saw me and said “walk it out”. He has lots of back issues and said I had sciatica. It did calm down as I walked around.
I went to my chiropractor for a few weeks. It started feeling better. After a month, my chiro suggested an MRI.
That’s where it really started to spiral...
He called me the next day and said I needed to see my Doctor. He said several of my discs were messed up and the radiologist saw a couple spots. I asked if it was cancer. He said it could be. He called my Dr and I went in the next day.
My doctor did bloodwork and sent me to a neurosurgeon to review the MRI. The neurosurgeon didn’t think it was a big deal, but did order a CT Scan. He told me not to lose sleep over it. My Doctor also told me to go to an oncologist. I did, and he ordered lots of tests. I have no symptoms of cancer, and feel great except for my herniated disc.
After many tests, I went back yesterday to see the oncologist. All my tests came back fine, all major organs clear, except for tiny spots in my lung, spleen and spinal cord. My spinal cord has the biggest spots. They can’t get to the biggest spot in my spinal cord - too small and in a hard to get to area. He’s going to check my bone marrow next Thursday. He said it may not tell anything. After that, he suggests waiting 3 months and getting another ct scan to see if there are any changes. The spots represent inflammation. He said a PT scan right now would probably not show anything.
So now I am trying to figure out where to go for a second opinion. I am not going to “wait” 3 months to see if it grows.
I haven’t told anyone except for my husband. I don’t want my parents and friends worrying and it turning out not to be a big deal.
My husband doesn’t want to talk about it. I feel like he is avoiding me right now. Yesterday, he went to have a beer with a neighbor and stayed there for 5 hours. Tonight he went out with the guys after work and is now sitting outside on the deck. We haven’t even discussed what the oncologist said yesterday and how to proceed.
I gotta figure this out, so, I am turning to you guys.