Feb 13, 2001 - 12:05 am
Looks like I do have diverticulitis. It may be causing the pain in the side. But doesn't explain pain in hip or leg. The "bone changes" were on the first scan a year ago per the oncologist. If they had indicated cancer, the bone scan should have picked it up - at leastly logically it should have. Which it did not. But my doctor said sometimes what is logical does not occur in medicene. He suggests I wait for either pain or alkaline phosphatase to show up in blood work. My next visit is in May. He said that if I want, I could get a biopsy. I asked "what if the pain in my side etc (the divertic...) does not respond to the Cipro. Could it be something else."He said then we may want to look again at the "bone change" issue. Sure wish medicene was an exact science. Guess it is left up to me to pray for inspiration. I'm sure I'll be guided. Thanks for listening.