All new to this...got results on Friday 5/24/13...4 cm lesion within my Left Kidney....looking for i
Hi, I've been doing some research and reading your posts - what a great community here!!
So here's my story.
Had a routine mammogram on 4/11, had a follow up mammo on 4/18. There is a new lump in each breast. One they are not concerned with, the other they are. So they send report to my doctor (a sports medicine doctor) who says we'll take another look in 6 months.
A friend of mine said absoutely not! She calls her internist and long story short I end up with my first appointment there on 5/15. Discussing with him my other "issues" i have been having (can't have bowel movement without elax, stomach extends looking like I'm 4 months pregnant, pain up high where ribs come together and down in the lower right side but radiate around to my back, achy from hips down my legs) , he orders blood tests and an ultra sound of my lower abdomin.
He also sent me to a Breast Cancer Specialist--have an appointment there on June 3rd.
Blood tests results were uploaded to my portal.... Major items high sugar (have been pre-diabetic for years), and high cholesterol. Vitamin D level is only at 12.
-those are the notable ones that stood out right off the bat.
My lower abdomin ultrasound and xray of my left hip was on Wednesday 5/22.
Ok, now moving forward to less than 48 hours ago...3:30 in the afternoon-on a Friday....of a long holiday weekend...---you see where I'm going with that....
I was on a call for work, my personal cell phone rings -I can't answer it. The within a minute it rings again from a different number - still can't answer it. Within a couple minutes I am off my call and checking my voicemail to have the first call be my internist doctors office stating they have my results please call us, we will be closed until Tuesday. So, being that it was only a couple of minutes ago that they called, I quickly call back to get no answer. I then check my voicemail for the message left by the 2nd calleer-it was the place that did the ultrasounds. Stating my doctor has ordered another test please call to schedule. (literally within 2 minutes of the doctors office trying to reach me!)
So I call that place back and ask what the test is for, what did they find, she explained she cannot tell me what was found, but can tell me what test he is asking for now...a CT Scan. I told her this really sucks that at 3:30 on friday of a long holiday weekend I get calls from both places but won't find out what was found until next week! She apologized that she couldn't give me any info. Then out of the blue says "does your family have a hisotry of Cancer?" I explained I do not know, I am adopted and have limited information other than maternal grandparents both having diabetes. She then says "Have you ever been diagnosed with Cancer? (emphasis in her voice on the word Cancer)...I said no but I am currently in the process of going to a breast specialist for a new finding in my breast. She says "Oh, so you don't know if your family had Cancer?" -by now I'm like, Ok this young girl is trying to send me a message without coming out and saying what was found. She then told me instead of waiting all weekend, I could go to the lab that did the work and get a copy of the report/results. So I did! By 4:45 on Friday I had the report and the images on CD in my hand!
Here is the "findings" of concern:
Abdomen: gallstone present measuring 1.5 cm.
Spleen is normal size, kidneys are normal size.
----Within the upper left kidney, there is a 4.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm hypoechoic lesion demonstrating low level internal echoes.
1. Findings most suggestive of diffuse hepatic steatosis
2. Cholelithiasis witout other evidence to suggest acute cholecystitis
3. Indeterminate 4 cm left renal lesion not simple by sonographic criteria. Differential includes complicated cyst versus other cystic neoplasm including malignancy. Renal mass protocol CT abdomen recommended for further evailuation.
I now have an appointment for the CT scan for next Friday June 1st...unless the insurance company approves it earlier in the week they will call to bump up my appointment.
So there it is folks...I have this information from the file, haven't talked to my doctor but am beginning to freak out a bit. An abnormal mammogram has turned into a gallstone and a 4cm lesion on my left kidney. -The doctors should have waited to call me until Tuesday!! lol
Your thoughts on this? - is there anything in my bloodwork I should be looking for?
Does it make a difference WHERE the mass is located? Mine is in the left upper kidney (in it not on it)?
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