Jul 25, 2012 - 11:57 am
I was scheduled for a partial nephrectomy July 31, 2012. MRI disc was brought to my first appt with top doc in Phila area on July 6th. He quickly read MRI and said he felt it was a solid mass and no further MRI was necessary (I had it done local to my home)...BUT he said his radiology department would read disc and file a report. He told me all about the partial nephrectomy and what to expect post op etc. That was 18 days ago. In the mean time, I finished all pre admission testing, bone scan, CTchest, bilateral kidney function test, cardiac clearance etc.....left my job. Yesterday at 3:00pm I received a phone call from urologist office stating my surgery was cancelled and their radiology department determined what they see is a cyst and nothing else... (I said, are you sure?) " absolutely"but they want me to follow up with them for a MRI in three months! Don't get me wrong, I did not want surgery and most of all, cancer....I'm a bit angry though...I have been an emotional wreck for 3 months and a week before surgery, this? I actually asked the doctor if this was a joke! Otherwise, during my conversation, I was stunned and unable to even ask intelligent questions! Please don't take this post as me being ungrateful or insensitive to others who would love to have this news. I am a hospice nurse and have seen cancer's destruction first hand, but I can't even wrapped my head around "this" and, do I believe this radiology dept? I do realize people make mistakes and slip up...I guess in time I'll get my head straight.