Careful readers of this blog and some of you with whom I discussed this will know that I've been going through lots of medical stuff lately.
It all started a bit after I started my new job in March, when I started feeling this dull pain. It was actually something I've had before, but whereas before it came and went this time around it came and stayed for a while and then came again and stayed longer.
The initial round of tests resulted in several irregularities, but overall the picture was acceptable. As a precaution, I was told to redo some of the tests again 3-4 months later, just to be on the safe side.
Well, the results of the safe side tests came back almost a couple of weeks ago, but I got the distilled and analyzed version today. And the picture is not good: During the past months the irregularities that were there before grew, with the imminent conclusion being that I have a tumor. I won't go into too many details, but I will say that the word that springs into mind whenever the word "tumor" is mentioned was mentioned.
I am still not in a position where I know half as much as I would like to know about what's going on etc, but what is pretty clear is that I will need to go through an operation sooner rather than later. As a side effect, we can pretty much kiss all of our already pretty shattered travel plans away.
As far as worries go, what I was told is that because we're talking early stages here things should be fine overall. Not that the mere thought of being cut and the pain involved with it make me terribly happy.
I'll put it this way: I could definitely do with losing some weight, but I could easily think up better ways for achieving that.