Hi I'm Marc, new member. Expat in Spain planning to return to UK for good.. In my early 60s. This week had CT scan, blood tests. Start of next week 3 more appointments. First one I think haemotology again to take a sample from a gland or node, and later on day another but I not sure what. I'm still at the waiting to find out stage but coping OK. Only a few days have gone by but feels like a month!
This has been a crazy ride this last week or two. Since last autumn I had been going to GP about a hard lump under skin, a 'cyst', then next visit it gets called a 'lump' , then called a 'lipoma', on waiting list for non-urgent surgery to have 'sabaceous cyst' removed, probably one year with covid. Then while waiting months, the lump changed and increased size at which point I went private and got biopsy done of it, just for my own peace of mind. I calmly collected the report, sat down with a coffee shop nearby to read the biopsy report and my jaw dropped with total disbelief. Very malignant and full of bad CD.. / bcl-.. code numbers. The moment I showed it to my GP all hell then broke loose.
Now the crazy thing is I'm suddenly getting phone calls to come in for surgery to have the 'lump' removed, in first week May, I ask them if they know about a lymphoma diagnosis they know nothing about it. I now I feel nervous about having this "cyst" 'removed and sent of for routine biopsy', with what with what's been going on so far.. So this is my story so far. I think this is going to be crazy.