Friday’s, day of the week that everyone feels great. The weekend is only hours away and all the stresses of the work week seem like a distant memory. Well that’s how I usually felt on a Friday afternoon, however this Friday was going to turn out that little bit differently.
The previous week when I had seen the consultant at the Head, neck and throat clinic I had asked them to call me with the biopsy results as soon as they had them as my appointment to see them wasn’t until the Monday so I didn’t want to spend all weekend worrying about it.
After waiting most of the day nervously by my phone, my wife and I decided to take our dog Lola for a walk to the fields. Of course, it was at this time the hospital would call me.
The consultant and a Macmillan nurse were on the other end of the phone, my wife was a few feet away from me at the time so I gestured to her to come over to me.
The consultant checked if I wanted to know the results over the phone to which I replied “yes”.
The words that came out of her mouth went something like this….the biopsy results have come back and have surprised us all….it is not Lymphoma as we suspected….For a brief moment my wife started to jump up and down, but then the consultant continued…..what I can tell you from the results is that it is linked to Urology and we will be sending you to see the Urologist consultant asap.
I immediately started to ask questions, all of which there were no answers to on this phone call. I would have to wait until the consultant appointment with the head, neck and throat team the following Monday.
My Friday feeling had been swept away from me.
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