Hello dear reader(s)!
Yesterday was April Fool’s Day! I did not really pull any pranks. Nor did I fall victim to any pranks. It was a prankless kind of day. I wish a portion of the results I got from my lung biopsy was just a prank. However, the results were very real.
So let’s start with the good news:
No malignancies were found! That means this is almost certainly, definitely, most-likely NOT cancer! HOORAY!!! It is time for the dance of joy! We should bring out Balki and Cousin Larry!
Okay, now that that has been done, we must move on to the bad news.
Despite getting good samples of the nodule in question during my lung biopsy, the tissue recovered was just dead cells. Necrotic tissue. No malignancies, which is great, but no positives for any infections either. Which means what they could grab was just the tissue killed by whatever infection is present without any evidence of the infection left behind. The infection is done in that area and working on other cells somewhere in that nodule.
Which means they don’t know what kind of infection they are dealing with still.
Which means they don’t know which medication to target it with.
Which means they are going to have to take out the whole nodule, using surgery.
Which means I need surgery on my lungs.
Anyway, things could be a lot worse, but I am not at all looking forward to lung surgery. I still have to consult with the surgeon, then schedule it, so at this point I don’t even know when it will be or what all it will entail. I can’t imagine it being very fun if even the biopsy made me hurt for a couple of days.
But hey, at least it’s not cancer!