Today I had an appointment with a specialist in Nashville, Tn at Vanderbilt. You see, about 3 months ago I had a spot (looked more like a large zit) on my nose (I know....attractive huh?) Anyway, I went to my PCP and he thought he had gotten all of it out but within a week it was the same so I went back to him. He decided it was a cyst and referred me to a dermatologist. That doctor did a punch removal of the core of the cyst and that was send off for evaluation. Eight weeks later.........do you hear me? Eight weeks later I was told over the phone that I have been diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoma. Needless to say that was a hard thing to swallow, especially since I was told this possible devastating news over the telephone. To make a long story a bit shorter I was referred to Dr. Zic at Vanderbilt. In the meantime, before my appointment in Nashville, my PCP Dr Turnbo (my hero) ordered a complete CAT scan with contrast from head to toe, literally. That testing came back as normal which was a giant relief. But I still would not believe it until the specialist, Dr. Zic said so. Well this morning about 9:30 Dr. Zic said so. He said that it is a very treatable cancer. Looks like I will have 2-3 weeks of radiation to my nose. If all goes well I will not need to go back to Dr. Zic for 2 years. What a relief! There have been lots of prayers going upstairs for me and I appreciate it.
Dr. Zic said there are all kinds of T-Cell Lymphomas out there. Mine is quite rare. He compared it to about 3 people out of 10 million would have this particular type. But the main thing is that it is treatable and also not hereditary so my kids have nothing to fear along that line.
So I will see my wonderful PCP Dr Turnbo tomorrow afternoon and get everything set up for treatment. I am so lucky to have found this early, had it seen about early and got into the specialist within 3 weeks. All in all everything pertaining to this scare has been blessed. I thank The Good Lord above for that.
I just wanted to share with you what has been going on the past few months with me. I am so thankful the outcome was good. We have every reason to believe it will be treated and gone.
I've been saying it and I say it again............Life is Good!