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02 June 2009 @ 11:03 am
Worried...  
HalfshellHusband's MRI got processed, and his doctor called to tell us that there is a growth in the bone/muscle in the area of HSH's knee that's been aching for months now.

The doctor said it "may" be bone cancer, which is rare and usually starts somewhere else. So HSH has gotten chest x-rays now and is waiting to get appointments for a CTscan and a biopsy (Oakland facility). The sooner the better, since it took a month for that MRI that points toward panic as far as we're both concerned.

I had a sleepless night, as you can imagine, and I'm afraid to plan anything for the summer.

While we don't want to borrow trouble, since we don't know actually what this is yet, I can't help worrying because I can't think of anything ELSE that an unexpected "growth" points to. It's gotten much worse in the last month while waiting for that MRI, and HSH can hardly get his shoe on over the swelling now.

I'll be over here biting all my fingernails off. :(

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Maerhys: ∫ snow prayersmaerhys on June 2nd, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
I went through similar with my stepfather last spring and it ended up being splintered bone, etc. But he didn't know anything until the biopsy. I am so sorry you're going through this. *big hugs* I hope the biopsy comes quickly, as that seems to be the only way to know for sure. I'll keep you and your hus in my prayers.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
We've been hoping for ages now that it was something like a fracture, and a splintered bone would fit into that category.

I'm just panicked now. HSH has been through SO much with the depression, and given the other chronic physical ailments he has, this just seems so unfair. :(

Thanks for the wishes and the prayers. *hugs*
MacByrnemacbyrne on June 2nd, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking of you; I'd say try and stay calm, but I know I'd be a nervous wreck, so... *hugs?*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! There's no way not to worry when something like this rears its head, all the more when the doctor has been dragging his feet for months.
Killa: dean *hug*killabeez on June 2nd, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
{{{{{hugs you tight}}}}}

I'm thinking good thoughts over here.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I think we're going to need all the good thoughts we can get. *hugs back*
And I Am Telling You: Buffy - Group Hugant3ka on June 2nd, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Prayers and hugs, dearest.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Andie. We need them. ♥
CaffieneKittycaffienekitty on June 2nd, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Sending good thoughts your way. :-/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. We're hearing 2 weeks for a CT scan right now, and the biopsy doctor wants to have a consultation tomorrow.

How about consulting AFTER we find out what the biopsy shows? Why delay the biopsy? Argh. :(
dragontattdragontatt on June 2nd, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
*sends hugs and positive thoughts*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. *holds onto them for safekeeping*
cindy: chocolate mousetsuki_no_bara on June 2nd, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
i cross my fingers for speedy ct scan and biopsy results, and send good thoughts that it's something a little less, er, fraught than cancer. *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
I'm sure hoping so. I'm terrified by the thought of cancer, especially if it's an "echo" of cancer that started somewhere else.
Kimberley: winter cuddleslampshade_days on June 2nd, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh. *hugs* Will keep you and HSH in my thoughts.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kim. I sure appreciate it!
wrldpossibilitywrldpossibility on June 2nd, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear it. Like you said, I hope you are merely 'borrowing trouble', and all will be right. I'll be thinking of you both.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
I sure hope it's something much simpler. Waiting to find out doesn't help, especially when the underlying condition has been going on for months now, undiagnosed. *sigh*
danny: nf: i'll be there to share the highswinterlive on June 2nd, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
am thinking good thoughts, very hard.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Danny! Sure hope the outcome is less dramatic than the possibilities.
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Claire. *hugs*
jeyhawkjeyhawk on June 2nd, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
*HUGS*

I think doctors have to tell you these things even if they don't think it's the slightest bit likely, but I know I would have been worrying too.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jey. Until we actually know, it's impossible NOT to worry, and the process of getting the tests/etc. always takes longer than you'd like (especially with an HMO).
(no subject) - frostian on June 2nd, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
heliokleia: CHARLIE BROWN & LINUSheliokleia on June 2nd, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to read this, my dear Mme Venus. 2009 seems to become a difficult year for more and more of my LJ friends...
*sighs*

And as always, I'm feeling so helpless... the only thing I can do is to tell you, that I'm with you, my poor, brave friend, and that I will pray for the health of your hubby and hope the best for you & your family.
*sends best wishes & vibes*
♥ ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 2nd, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much-- all good wishes are very much appreciated, and they definitely help me feel better. *hugs*
devon99 on June 2nd, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 3rd, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Thank you, Devon. :)
girlguidejones: Boys Hugs by winterevanescegirlguidejones on June 2nd, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts headed your way...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 3rd, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
We're going to need them. Thank you!