I was sure glad to hear from you , I have checked the message board everyday to see if you had replied.
You asked if I had something wrong with my liver........yes a blood tumor the same as yours. The doctor said I was very lucky,
if they had not found it, it would have ruptured and I would have bled to death before I could get to the hospital.
I was very lucky that it was found......they found it quite by accident. I signed up for a survey/study on acid reflux which I had been diagnosed with about 10 years before. Anyway it was a study with free meds and free doctor visits and it sounded good to me! They were supposed to have a new medication that could reverse some of the effects of reflux. I was willing to give it a shot. So I went in.
The doctor wanted to talk to me after the study tests were done. I did not qualify because my reflux was too far in progression. I had damage that no meds could fix. (Not even my new miracle drug.)
The bad news he gave me was that he had discovered a bacteria in my blood he was concerned about. They wanted to either take me on as a patient or refer me to someone. I decided to stay with them. The next week was filled with tests one of which was a CT scan. They discovered a spot on my liver and had to do exploratory surgery. It turned out not to be malignant but instead was another type of tumor than what he expected, but it was benign.
After that first surgery I had to have a CT scan every 2months then every 4 months and now every 6 months. In case it should develop again.
Then in December of that same year I had to have my gall bladder removed and the surgery was not simple. I had so much scar tissue that they had to do another major surgery to remove my gall bladder.
Now I worry everytime I have the slightest pain. Do you? It has been a rough two years.
Thank you for your reply.