Monday, October 6, 2008

More Test Results

I had the MRI done on Thursday. The machine did indeed look like the one at the right. Of course, the lighting was far less ominous. It went quicker than the PET/CT scan, and I didn't need the radioactive injection.

Even though Suburban Imaging gave me a CD loaded with pictures and 3D viewing software, I didn't really know what I was looking for. Neat pictures, though.

Dr. Amatruda's office left a message for me on Friday, but I didn't get it until after work. And today we played a little phone tag. In part because...

Today I went in for my followup with Dr. Economou, who had done the wide excision and such the other day. For our "wound management" visit, he was happy with the way that the skin is healing. (I should take pictures again one of these days.)

In addition to discussing the results of his work, we talked a little bit more about what news I had in regard to Dr. Economou. But at that moment I didn't know all that much more. He is really easy to talk to about such things, and I enjoyed the visit.

When I returned to work, the phone tag continued, but I finally got through to Michelle (I believe) with Dr. Amatruda's office. She told me that the MRI showed a lesion on the liver and that they would want to do a biopsy. From my understanding of what she described, it sounded like some sort of poking thing going in and being guided by ultrasound to get wherever they're going: the good thing being that it's not a surgery type of thing.

Anyways, with regard to what they're looking for, I don't really know. I'm sure they've got some idea, but it is likely standard procedure to simply do the test and present the results rather than offer any speculation initially. Michelle summarized it as [paraphrasing], "We don't know if it's good or bad; we need to take a look."

1 comment:

nevermind said...

Get well soon, Dave.