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21 January 2013 @ 11:50 pm
So, shit got real.  
(With apologies to Gryphon for stealing his turn of phrase.)

I went for my MRI results. What I found out is that I have a very large "mass" in my parotid gland, and several smaller masses around it.

He's calling them masses because he doesn't want to call it them tumors yet. The doctor took several biopsies, and I'll be seeing him in a few days to find out results.

Best case is they're benign, but my salivary glands and a lymph node will probably need to come out.

Worst case is some kind of cancer, and I have a fight on my hands.

Fortunately, I also have a lot of reasons to win that fight, and a lot of friends in my corner.
worldmegan for the few: worldviewworldmegan on January 22nd, 2013 07:48 am (UTC)
Sending a lot of love your way, dude. We're thinking about you. <3
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on January 22nd, 2013 11:55 am (UTC)
Thank you both. I'm gonna need it.
That Foreign Idiot: Dubya-tee-eff mate?degraine on January 22nd, 2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
Whurf, makes my hemmorrhoid problem look like an insect bite.

Wikipedia tells me the odds are pretty good it's benign though, so there's that? Finger crossed, regardless.
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on January 22nd, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm hoping.

The scary part is we have a friend who went through almost exactly the same experience, and hers were very much not benign, so that's been on my mind a lot.
marybethmg4h on January 22nd, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)

Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on January 22nd, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
dr4b on January 22nd, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
Hoping they're benign. It's going to be a tough few days for you before you find out :(
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on January 22nd, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Deanna.

We went to the Jackets game last night, and that helped. Getting into the field for work today helped. It's the idle time, or sitting at my desk, that get hard.
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Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on January 23rd, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
I already knew you had my back. :)