I am never quite sure to where time runs off. It has been nearly six weeks from my last post, which was not my own post, but a share of another’s blog. I really need to become better at consistency wherever I write, and in whatever I do.
I also realized that I failed to share the outcome surrounding the issue I shared two months ago in When Things Become Too Familiar.
I did, indeed, go to University of WA Medical Center for an MRI, and blood work. It was three months earlier than what the year out was to be. All the results came back and there were no surprises. Everything was relatively stable (again) after the nine months.
The liver lesions show virtually no growth and there a no new detectable lesions or new tumors in my system. My blood work came back as normal, though the levels in the Serum Serotonin and the Chromogranin A are elevated, as usual in someone living with carcinoid cancer/neuro-endocrine tumors.
So, the question becomes, “Why?” The attack that I had could be attributed to lesions in my intestine, healed from when they did the resection. Or it could be due to the one thing that I noticed on the report that I have never seen or paid attention to before: Gallstones.
I have had no other issues since my June issue, which concerned me, other than the “normal” pains and symptoms that I deal with living with this condition.
Sometimes, I get a bit frustrated, angry, depressed, and whiny about them, but I try to get through those moments as quickly as I can. I do not want to ever beseen as someone who cannot deal with whatever life throws my way.
Thankfully, I have a couple of trusted friends with whom I can be honest, and let them see the overly-human person. Although it is not pleasant for them, I am grateful that they accept me, love me, and (even) reach out to me in those moments.
With August right around the corner, my goal is to write daily. To all who read me, thank you for your continued support.