Monday, April 24, 2017

Another day, Another doctor

Just got home from seeing Sandi's new Ear, Nose, and Throat guy. Doc did a camera thingy up her nose and was not happy about what he saw in there. Even after he shot some stuff up her nose to open her up, it didn't work very well. What could be seen did not look good. Even my medically untrained eyes saw things that looked to be problems.

Like Texas Oncology, he also wants a CT scan of her sinus cavities and surrounding areas.

If it is just what he thinks it is, he believes he can do an outpatient deal in the office and do some sort of surgical procedure to open her up and also install tubes in her ears.

But, and you knew there had to be a but, there is a more than decent chance that all of this could be caused by some sort of sinus tumor. In other words..... cancer. Exactly what I have worried about for the last two months and did not say a word about to anybody looking at her. Taking into account her history, there is a more than a decent chance she has a damn tumor up in there somewhere.I got the feeling he is pretty sure that is what we are dealing with and just did not want to say so.

We won't know until the CT Scan is done.

As usual, she is handling this way better than I am.

9 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I'm going to be an optimist about this and hope it's something they can correct easily. No more cancer!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I so hope you are right, Bill.

Jerry House said...

Prayers and good thoughts sent your way.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Jerry.

Elizabeth said...

Also sending good thoughts to you & Sandi.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you!

Caroline Clemmons said...

He is probably going to do one of the new balloon things to open up her sinuses. By the way, there are all sorts of growths that are not cancerous, having had those myself. I'm hoping all she needs is the balloon thingy and she'll be breathing well again.

Jan Christensen said...

Well darn it, Kevin. I hope you are wrong! I'm thinking and praying for both of you. Take care.

Kaye George said...

I'll join the chorus of well-wishers--hoping it's not what you think. Good for Sandi for taking it well. I hope you get good news soon and can do the same.