Gill has a bit of a health update for us. Best wishes, as always.
You remember how I briefly touched on my unexplained weight loss and stomach and back pain? Here’s a little update several months in the making.
The Good News
My colonoscopy and endoscopy both came back clear. I’m relieved with that news as my family has a history of colon cancer, and my gastrointestinal system is good.
The Bad News
On the 28th of October I went for a CT scan to try to get the lower back and abdominal pain figured out. I walked into my doctor’s office five days later thinking it was maybe kidney stones too small for the ultrasound to pick up, and walked out told I had a cyst on my adrenal gland. I also got a referral to an endocrinologist. For those curious, the adrenal gland is located just above the kidney, and secretes hormones such as aldosterone and cortisol.
How Am I Now?
Well, I missed the appointment I was supposed to have on February 9th, but have one in person April 6th. I have good days where I hardly know the cyst is there, and I have bad days where I am in excruciating pain. One of those happened a couple of months ago while spending the night at my sister’s house. I have kind of shied away from going back to the hospital on days like that, as I fear I won’t be taken seriously or find out something I already know.
Please keep me in your prayers!