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MRI Results

Mar 17, 2009 - 3 comments

The nurse called from my hepatologist's office.  My CT scan revealed an area on the upper liver that might have looked like a cyst or lesion, so an MRI with contrast was ordered.  The results are in.  There is no evidence of a lesion, which is great news.  My understanding is that a cyst is common and they don't worry about that so much.  If it was indeed a lesion, that would mean they would be concerned about the presence of cancer.  No evidence of cancer at this point.  Great news!  

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MRI

Mar 12, 2009 - 0 comments

Had an MRI with contrast at an imaging center.  It went a lot better than expected.  The MRI unit itself was larger than the one I had my back imaging done in and seemed much less claustrophobic.  I had no reaction from the dye.  There was a lot of breath holding during the procedure, but all went quite well.  I'll be anxious to get my results.

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Mammogram: A barrel of fun!

Mar 06, 2009 - 0 comments

Okay, this has nothing to do with Hep C.  I had my third annual mammogram today.  Normally I don't complain.  It's tolerable.  However, the normal "pancake" mode was set to "crepe".  Holy smokes!  I didn't think the "girls" would spring back.  But alas, they did.  It's a small price to pay for good breast health.  

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Aches & Pains

Mar 05, 2009 - 1 comments

It's mornings like these where I really miss being able to take ibuprofen.  I ache.  Arthritis has my back aching.  It's so difficult to bend over, but somehow I have to clean up and pack my car for my 4 hour drive home.  My elbow and wrist hurt.  I want to get through my day and function normally, but tylenol just doesn't touch the pain.  Life could be worse, but I just needed to vent.    

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