>Timeline of a Lump
May 17, 2007 § 7 Comments
January 2007: Discover strange and large lump on my back while staying with my sister in Boston. Compare backs with Kimberley and discover she doesn’t have a matching one.
March 2007: Finally remember to show my dad my lump. He says it’s nothing to worry about.
April 2007: Get alarming phone call from father saying I need a doctor’s appointment. He’s been doing research and he wants to make sure I don’t have cancer.
April 4, 2007: Visit E.R. and after two doctors examine my back, find out I have to go see another doctor to get a biopsy.
April 23, 2007: Go to scariest doctor on the planet who makes Kimberley and I cry. Not only does he not want to do a biopsy, he doesn’t even want to talk about the lump. I have never felt a handshake this limp. The man is garbage as far as I’m concerned.
May 3, 2007: Go back to the same office where scary evil doctor works and meet the other doctor, who happens to be the most perfect doctor in the world. Jekyll and Hyde? She not only gives me tons of attention and care, she offers to do a biopsy on the spot. I’m terrified but keep my cool and the procedure is painless. She answers all my questions and treats me like I’m her favorite patient.
May 14, 2007: My dad examines my back again and flips out. It seems that since the biopsy, the lump has virtually disappeared. We are pleasantly puzzled.
May 17, 2007: Back to my favorite doctor in the universe to get my biopsy stitches removed and to find out what the deal is with my disappearing lump. Turns out it was a lipoma (fatty back) and the doctor was kind enough to remove the lump completely when she tested it. The stitches are out. Everything’s good. Health is restored! Thanks for all the support and love.
songs of the day:
Baby Got Back: Sir Mix-A-Lot
Back in Your Life: Jonathan Richman
Back To Life, Back To Reality: En Vogue