Thursday, February 02, 2017
Again with the Needle - February 2, 2017
When my 30 minutes on the elliptical were ended, I listened to the message. It was from Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Please call back because one of the nurses has a message for you from Dr. Fish.
OK, this is it, I said to myself. My biopsy results.
I called back, and was eventually connected to the right nurse. Yes, she did have my biopsy results: just not the results I expected.
The tissue samples from the lymph nodes were not diagnostic. (In other words, inconclusive.) Dr. Fish wants you to come in - to the main hospital in New York this time - and repeat the biopsy.
That was surprising to me because the needle-wielding doctor at the MSKCC Basking Ridge facility had seemed so confident she'd gotten a good sample.
Someone's going to phone me tomorrow to set up the appointment.
I'd call the news "a kick in the pants" were it not for the fact that getting another needle in the neck sounds worse.
Oh, well. Cancerland is full of surprises.