|Ugh . . . . . . . what next!|
2:00 p.m. received a phone call from the oncologist's assistant. They have received a response from John Hopkins Cancer Center... again, NO INFORMATION or firm diagnosis! Why? Due to the information/specimen provided. Remember, this is the biopsy of the mass on my renal artery that I had on 09/30. For whatever reason, it did not make it to John Hopkins Cancer Center for an opinion until 10/22. My oncologist, who is attempting to correct this mess (that was created somewhere else), is arranging for a new biopsy right away.
2:30 p.m. a second call from the oncologist's assistant, advising me that she was able to get a intervention radiologist within their medical building to put me on tomorrow's schedule.
310 p.m. third call from the intervention radiologist office.
Note: The interventional radiologist is a medical doctor who has completed four years of study in radiology. They treat a multiple of conditions inside the body from outside the body by inserting various small instruments or tools, such as catheters or wires, with the use of various x-ray and imaging techniques (i.e., CT scanners, MRI scanners, ultrasound scanners). Interventional radiology offers an alternative to the surgical treatment of many conditions and can eliminate the need for overnight hospitalization, in some cases.
Check into the hospital at 8:00 a.m., visit with doctor, get prepped, and the procedure at 10:30 a.m. After the procedure I have to stay for observation for 2 - 3 hours. This is the same procedure that I was previously told how dangerous it is because of the location to the renal artery.