Topic: Off to ercp
Monday, I arrived back in lovely Sweden where my wonderful husband met me with 3 beautiful Christmas flowers. The hospital called literally 20 minutes after I arrived and I was scheduled for bloodwork today and an ercp tomorrow. There is a chance that the ercp will not be possible as my new plumbing might prevent the scope from getting where it needs to be. But I will not borrow trouble and I hope that everything can go as planned.
I have had mixed news from the tumor board at UNC. The panel wasnt completely convinced it was a reoccurance as it is so close to where they reconnected me during my first surgery which means it could be scarring. Plus, they seem to think I might have gall stones in my liver which means it could also be a stone blocking the tube and not a tumor. I am so scared now as I think they have raised my hopes too high. The panel also determined that it might be impossible to have surgery if it is a tumor-I was told this in the meeting, but it looks more difficult now. So my chances of it not being a tumor have slightly increased where my chances of having surgery if it is a reoccurance have decreased. Hop on board for the cc rolloer coaster ride-free popcorn!
I am cooking a very healthy dinner tonight and to be ornary, I will have a glass of wine just because I have not really drank since my surgery in January and dog gone it-I deserve it.
Keep me in your thoughts. Lets all pray I have gall stones (or scarring)-I am sure God will see the humor in praying for a specific illness-I do!
36 year old patient with buckets of hope